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HARVEY R. ADAMS 
JOSEPH V. BALESTRIERI 
JANE M. BURNS 
SHIRLEY FORREST CALLAN 
MARJORIE BOUSFIELD CASTELLANO 
FRANCIS A. CRISPO 
ROSCOE DENAULT 
MERLE C. EASTMAN, JR. 
GEORGE E. GATES 
CHARLES N. GILBERT 
PAUL G. GOULET 
DAVID T. LANDERS 
CARL J. MARCY 
DAVID M. M^CUE, SR. 
PHILIP W. MERIAM 

MARY P. MOGAN 
DAVID B. NOEL, JR. 
JOSEPH M. STEEN 
ROBERT E. VASSALLO, SR. 
DANIEL C. WANDELL, SR. 
LODDYWEISBERG 
DOROTHY E. WIBERG 



(front cover) 



Brilliant sunset over Fourth of July Headquarters. 



Table of Contents 

Title Page 



Mission Statement 1 

Board of Selectmen 2 

Town Manager 4 

Administration & Finance Town Clerk 8 

Board of Registrars 9 

Town Counsel 9 

Board of Assessors 12 

Town Treasurer/Collector 13 

Tow n Accountant 14 

Public Safety Fire Department 33 

Police Department 36 

Animal Control Officer 40 

Facilities & Infrastructure Public Buildings Department 40 

Permanent Building Committee 41 

Department of Public Works 42 

Water and Sewer Department 47 

Human Services & Consumer Affairs Library 51 

Wilmington Arts Council 58 

Carter Lecture Fund Committee 59 

Historical Commission 59 

Recreation Department 64 

Elderly Services Department 66 

Housing Authority 71 

Disabilities, Commission on 73 

Veterans' Services 73 

Board of Health 75 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 77 

Education Wilmington Public Schools 78 

Shawsheen Valley Reg. Voc. Tech. H. S 105 

Community Development Planning/Conservation Department 114 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 118 

Middlesex Canal Commission 118 

Inspector of Buildings 120 

Board of Appeals 121 

Town Meetings & Elections Constable 124 

Special State Election - January 19, 2010 125 

Annual Town Election - April 24, 2010 125 

Annual Town Meeting - May 1, 2010 127 

State Primary - September 14, 2010 155 

State Election - November 2, 2010 159 

Directory of Officials .' 162 

Boards, Committees & Commissions 163 

Officers and Department Heads 166 

Municipal Services Guide 167 

Meeting Dates and Times 171 

Accepted Streets 172 

Telephone Directory by Department 




"The Town of Wilmington, as a municipal corporation, exists in order to deliver a 
wide range of municipal services to those who live, work or own property within the 
borders of Wilmington; and in order to make this community a good place to live, to 
work, and to raise and educate a family, those services must be responsive to the 
needs of the people. They must be effective and efficient. Principles of honesty, 
fairness, dependability and compassion must govern the actions of the officials and 
the employees of the Town. Those who work for the Town as employees or as 
members of boards, committees and commissions are recognized as its most 
important resource and the key to its success in serving the people of Wilmington." 



Endorsed by the Board of Selectmen May 22, 198' 




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Town of Wilmington 

Office of the 

^Z'J'ttT m Glen Road (978)658-3334 

(978)658-3311 Wilmington, MA 01887-3597 tty (978) 694-i417 



Dear Fellow Resident: 



The Town of Wilmington enjoyed a remarkably productive year in 2010. Thanks to a talented cadre of 
employees and town officials and an ever increasing number of dedicated residents whose selfless 
volunteerism enhances our quality of life, Wilmington continues to be a very special place in which to live 
and raise a family. The mission of the Board of Selectmen is to ensure the efficient and appropriate 
delivery of municipal services. As a Board we recognize the burden that homeowners face during these 
difficult times and we strive to provide an affordable and dependable local government. 

Wilmington's financial condition remains strong. The Town has demonstrated an ability to live within its 
means while building substantial reserves to meet unexpected expenditures. Recognizing the Town's 
strong financial position, Standard and Poors issued a AA+ stable bond rating. Selectmen approved the 
sale of a $4,540,000 general obligation municipal purpose loan for 2010 bonds enabling the purchase of a 
modern aerial tower ladder truck, and the funding for a school renovation project and for water and sewer 
infrastructure improvements. 

Town Meeting authorized Selectmen to sign an extension of services agreement with the Reading 
Municipal Light Department. The Board voted in June to extend the 20 year agreement ensuring that 
Wilmington has a reliable and cost efficient power supply, a voice at the RMLD and continued revenue 
from in lieu of tax payments through at least 2030. The Board signed a Memorandum of Understanding 
with the Town of North Reading which will enable the Route 62 culvert to be reconstructed. The project is 
to be funded by a flood hazard mitigation grant from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency 
and by funding from the Town of North Reading. The project has no financial impact on the Town of 
Wilmington however the end result will mitigate flooding in both communities. Selectmen also continue 
to work with colleagues from Andover and Tewksbury to facilitate the Route 1-93 transportation and 
economic development project. This initiative includes the development of a form based zoning code which 
would envision the appropriate use for those properties to be served by a new interchange compatible to 
the needs and wishes of the three communities. 

The Town's environmental consultant (Geolnsight) reported on the revised closure plan for the Maple 
Meadow Landfill. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) determined that 
there was no longer a significant risk with the landfill in its current state. Based upon an analysis of all 
data, DEP issued a letter reversing its position to bring in additional soils at the landfill site. This 
decision is consistent with the Town's insistence that the site has adequate soil to enable a proper closure 
without the need for additional soil. The Town will continue to monitor the landfill. Additionally, 
Selectmen are pursuing legislation that would exempt the Town from any liability associated with the 
former operation of the site. The Town remains active in its opposition to New England Transrail's (NET) 
proposed solid waste processing transportation facility on the Olin Chemical Superfund site. After two 
years of little or no activity, NET renewed its claim that federal law preempted its need for state and local 
permitting. The Town has again filed its strenuous objection with the federal Surface Transportation 
Board to any exemption that would lead to the permitting of this unacceptable operation. 

Residents spoke emphatically at the 2010 Annual Town Meeting when they voted overwhelmingly to 
appropriate sufficient funds to conduct a feasibility study on Wilmington High School. The Board was 
unanimous in its support for the study and in its position that a new or significantly upgraded high school 
would be in the best interest of the Town of Wilmington. In September, Selectmen voted to authorize the 



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Superintendent of Schools to submit a Statement of Interest to the Massachusetts School Building 
Authority (MSBA) in order that the Shawsheen School Window project be deemed eligible for an MSBA 
Green Repair Grant. Subsequently, the MSBA voted to invite the Town into the Green Repair Program 
paving the way for the receipt of an approximate 50% reimbursement of the cost for the project. 

A newly established Farmers' Market received the "go-ahead" from Selectmen at years end. Selectmen 
authorized the Town Manager to prepare a license agreement enabling the Wilmington Farmers' Market 
Association to conduct a farmers' market during the summer months on the Middlesex Avenue site of the 
former Swain School. Selectmen worked with the Historical Commission to ensure the preservation of 
both the Butters Farmhouse and the Richardson Estate located on Woburn Street. The dedication of the 
Historical Commission exemplifies the hard work of so many of the Town's volunteer boards and 
committees. 

There were many success stories for our Town in 2010. Foremost among them was the recognition of 
Wilmington by Business Week Magazine as the Best Affordable Suburb in Massachusetts. The 
Massachusetts Municipal Association presented its annual innovation award to the Town of Wilmington 
for the "Book Store Next Door", a unique community book store operated by The Friends of the Library, a 
volunteer organization established to enhance the offerings of our public library. Congratulations are in 
order for the Wilmington Police Department, who became the 40th Massachusetts Department to receive 
state certification and to Wilmington High School who successfully completed its accreditation process. 

Volunteers comprise the lifeblood of Wilmington. This past year we joined with the Wilmington Little 
League in welcoming back Opening Day Ceremonies and the Little League Parade. We applauded the 
highly successful Wilmington Relay for Life and we welcomed newly formed civic groups such as Women 
of Wilmington and the IPODs for Wounded Veterans project. They join so many older established 
organizations whose involvement in the community enriches our lives. Perhaps the best and most 
lucrative demonstration of community spirit came from the successful Town-wide effort that secured two 
$10,000 grants from Liberty Mutual. A debt of gratitude is extended to all who participated in the 2010 
Bring Back the Fourth project and the 2010 Be Fire Smart Pledge program. The Town emerged as the 
only community in the country to receive both grants in this nationwide on-line challenge. 

As I conclude my report, it is only fitting to applaud all Town residents for their unwavering commitment 
and support of our veterans. This support is demonstrated each year by the large turnout for both 
Memorial and Veterans' Day celebrations. On Memorial Day the Town unveiled 31 new granite crosses 
and one Star of David to commemorate Wilmington's fallen heroes. In August, the Town rededicated the 
John Allen Rich Memorial in honor of a local soldier killed in action in Vietnam. At the same time, the 
Town dedicated the new bridge on Route 129, Lowell Street. Voters at the Annual Town Meeting 
authorized the naming of the bridge as the "Veterans' Memorial Bridge." 



It is indeed a privilege for each member of the Board of Selectmen to serve on your behalf. We look 
forward to continuing our commitment to ensure the best possible future for the Town of Wilmington. 




Board of Selectmen from left, Michael V. McCoy, Michael ]. Newhouse, 
Louis Cimaglia, IV, Chairman, Michael L. Champoux and 
Raymond N. Lepore. 

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Office of the 
Town Manager 
(978)658-3311 



Town of Wilmington 

121 Glen Road 
Wilmington, MA 01887-3597 



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(978) 658-3334 
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To The Honorable Board of Selectmen and Residents of Wilmington: 

At year's end government "watchdogs" noted that in an effort to meet long-term needs, 
municipalities were diverting significant resources to reserve accounts even as employees were being 
laid off and deep cuts were being made to schools and other vital municipal services. Similar to 
those communities, the Town of Wilmington concentrated on increasing its operational reserves 
however, unlike those communities it did so without lay-offs or the diminution of services and 
without the imposition of "tax" increases disguised as onerous fees. I beheve that despite economic 
constraints. Town government continues to offer to its citizens a good product. Wilmington is on the 
right path thanks in large measure to community leaders both in and outside of government, a 
talented and dedicated municipal and school workforce, a meaningful partnership with businesses 
and community organizations and moreover, a growing number of residents who willingly volunteer 
their time and expertise for the greater good. 

During calendar year 2010, Town government established as its objective a commitment to improve 
services and expand programs by carefully allocating funds in an efficient and resourceful way. It is 
my belief that despite the unsettled economy, the town met its objective and is well positioned to 
meet the present needs of its residents and to ensure meaningful investment in our community's 
future. In 2010, the Town accomplished its goal to provide all residents with a more affordable and 
responsible government by maintaining its commitment to innovation and austerity. 

I am pleased to report that the Town is in good financial condition. It is where we expected it to be. 
Last year. Standard & Poor's raised its long-term municipal bond rating for the Town of Wilmington 
to AA+ from AA- based on the Town's "good reserve levels, strong tax base and very low debt 
burden." The new rating, the second highest rating that can be issued, amounted to a double 
upgrade for the Town and is believed to be the highest bond rating in the Town's history. The official 
statement released by Standard &, Poor's commented favorably on the Town's financial position 
pointing to numerous strong local economic indicators. The statement cited the Town's good 
financial practices and Standard & Poor's expectation that "the Town would continue to maintain its 
strong financial position as contributing factors to the Town's financial stability and its strong 
rating." On the heels of the bond rating increase, the Town issued new debt totaling $4,540,000 for 
water and sewer infrastructure improvements, for a window and door replacement project at the 
Shawsheen School and for the purchase of an aerial tower truck for the Fire Department. Standard 
& Poor's reaffirmed its rating on the newly issued general obligation bonds and the Town was able to 
borrow at an interest rate of 2.76%. 

The Town has benefited from its aggressive posture to retire long-term debt and to limit its 
borrowing over the past ten years. Better than expected revenue from new growth and the Town's 
cautious approach to estimating revenues have served to blunt the impact of cuts in local aid arid 
reductions in local revenue due to the recession. 

In November of 2010, the Town received notice from the State Department of Revenue that the 
amount of available funds or "free cash" in its general fund was certified at $6,684,088, an increase 
of approximately 39% over the prior year's general fund free cash certification of $4,821,738. This is 
yet another indicator of the Town's positive financial condition. The Town's policy of conservative 
budgeting, particularly as it relates to revenue projections, has ensured the Town's ability to meet 
unexpected costs and to avoid asking taxpayers to support operating overrides. Because of this 
policy, we anticipate expenditures in the current fiscal year to fall below revenue estimates thereby 
enabling the Town to build further upon its reserve capacity. 



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The Town of Wilmington has undergone its largest consecutive four year new growth expansion in 
its history. Activity in the commercial and industrial sectors has factored heavily in this period of 
new growth. At year's end there appeared to be a glimmer of good news regarding the local housing 
market. Boston area homes were gaining in value. The gain in value and the percentage of homes 
holding on to their equity are signs that Massachusetts, and specifically the Boston area, may be a 
stabilizing force in an otherwise troubled real estate market. In 2010 Wilmington home values 
remained unchanged for the first time in three years. During the prior two years assessed property 
values decreased by 6% each year. This past year home sales supported the current assessed value 
which will enable the Town to maintain the current residential property value. 

The year 2010 was an extraordinary year for the Town of Wilmington. A myriad of accomplishments 
exemplified the quality not just of Town government, but of the collective community. Business 
Week magazine named Wilmington the best affordable suburb in Massachusetts in its March 2, 2010 
edition. The magazine set out to identify America's best affordable suburbs following an evaluation 
of nearly 900 suburban communities across the country. One community in each state was selected 
based upon a variety of criteria designed to measure affordability and quality of living. Because 
there was no application or solicitation process involved, this singular distinction becomes all the 
more meaningful. 

In March of 2010, the Town was one of 83 communities presented with the e-Government Award 
with Distinction from Common Cause of Massachusetts for its efforts to ensure transparency in 
government. Key government documents and up-to-date information are now available on an 
improved, more attractive and user friendly website. For the seventh consecutive year the Town was 
recognized by the Massachusetts Municipal Association as an award recipient in the Annual Town 
Report Contest. This award is also an indication of the Town's recognition of the need to 
communicate important information while promoting an understanding of and an involvement in 
local government. 

In calendar year 2010 the conversion of the Town's financial system was completed enabling the 
Town to better meet complex reporting requirements and to update its extensive financial files. The 
Treasurer/Collector's office updated its financial systems through the procurement of banking 
services at no cost to the Town thus eliminating a large amount of manual payment entries the 
result of which will reduce the potential for data entry errors. Prior to year's end, the Town 
introduced its newly purchased emergency notification system. This web-based system replaced the 
original Reverse 9-1-1 system and will enable the Town to dramatically improve its ability to quickly 
and efficiently inform the public of emergencies and other important information. 

In 2010, the Town purchased replacement vehicles and equipment and completed several important 
facility and infrastructure improvement projects. Among the Public Safety vehicles purchased were 
four frontline police cruisers and one SUV command vehicle for the Fire Chief. Additionally, new 
radios were purchased for both the Police and Fire Departments in order to comply with federal 
mandates to move toward a digital based system for communications. The most notable acquisition 
arrived in December when the Town took delivery of a new aerial tower truck to replace its 1986 
ladder truck. The acquisition of Tower 1 is a significant step forward for the Fire Department 
greatly enhancing its capability to meet crucial life safety responsibilities while improving the safety 
for members of the department and the community at large. Voters attending the 2009 Annual town 
Meeting appropriated $975,000 for the purchase of this state-of-the-art vehicle which ended up 
costing taxpayers approximately $900,000 which included $60,000 in life safety equipment. 

The Town renewed its emphasis on addressing issues related to energy conservation by completing 
numerous energy related projects in school and town buildings. Among these initiatives were: 

* Installation of two new high energy efficient hot water storage tanks at the West 
Intermediate School 

* Installation of new energy efficient lighting systems at the following locations: 

♦ Woburn Street School gymnasium and cafeteria 
Shawsheen Elementary School cafeteria 

• North Intermediate School gymnasium 



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♦ West Intermediate School cafeteria 

♦ Boutwell Early Childhood Center cafeteria 

♦ Town Hall auditorium, offices and common areas 

♦ Department of Public Works garage 

The volatile utility markets, particularly in terms of the cost for heating oil, require the Town to take 
advantage of every opportunity to save money. The Town was fortunate to lock-in its price for 
heating oil this past year at $2.22 per gallon. In addition, school and municipal officials were 
successful in obtaining Green Repair Grant Funds from the Massachusetts School Building 
Authority (MSBA) to potentially halve the costs for the window and door replacement project at the 
Shawsheen School. 

Three major projects were undertaken by the Town this past summer in three different school 
buildings. Approximately 30,000 square feet of vinyl asbestos floor tile was removed from the 
Woburn Street School and replaced with vinyl composite tile in time for opening day. All of the 
building's furnishings had to be moved in this three floor building in order to complete this project. 
Much credit goes to the contractor and to the Public Buildings and School staff who worked 
cooperatively to ensure timely completion of this project. In addition, new fire alarm safety systems 
were installed in both the Wildwood Early Childhood Center and the Shawsheen School. The 
upgrades included the installation of new smoke detectors and updated emergency pull stations and 
the implementation of a system that relies on voice notification for emergencies and light strobe 
warnings as opposed to piercing blasts from an alarm. 

The Town is also committed to maintaining its historical buildings. Toward that end, a new roof was 
installed at the South Schoolhouse on Chestnut Street which currently houses the Wilmington Food 
Pantry. Voters also authorized the replacement of the roof at Harnden Tavern with new red cedar 
shingles helping to preserve the historical integrity of this important local landmark that serves as 
the Town's museum. In addition, rehabilitation work began on the Butters Farmhouse. The 17"' 
century farmhouse, which is undergoing extensive renovation under the oversight of the Wilmington 
Historical Commission, was designated in 2010 for listing on the National Register of Historic 
Places. 

Significant infrastructure improvements were completed in 2010. In the spring the Town received 
over 20 inches of rain causing severe flooding and significant damage to major culverts on Woburn 
and Clark Streets. DPW forces replaced both culverts. Construction was completed on the Woburn 
Street sidewalk from Lowell Street to the Woburn city line. The Town completed bituminous 
concrete resurfacing and associated reconstruction on 2.7 miles of roadway and accomplished 
drainage system improvements on Andover Street, Fiorenza Drive, Burlington Avenue and Swain 
Road. 

Construction on the Brown's Crossing Wellfield Replacement project began in the fall. The new 
wellfield will replace the current wells enabling an increase in the supply of Town generated water. 
The two water treatment plants received needed upgrades resulting in improved energy efficiency 
and in reducing particles found in the water prior to its distribution into the water system. 
Additionally, as part of the Water and Sewer Department's inflow and infiltration removal program 
which focuses on eliminating extraneous flow into the sewer system, 3300 linear feet of the Main 
Street Sewer Interceptor was rehabilitated. 

The Town opened its newest playground in October at Robert P. Palmer Park located behind Town 
Hall. Funding for this project came from Recreation Department program fees generated by the 
Town's successful travel and recreation offerings. The Town launched a new Turf Management 
program in 2010 with the goal of improving the safety and durability of all of the Town's playing 
fields. In the fall Public Works personnel began the installation of a field irrigation system for the 
new soccer field being constructed behind the Whitefield School on Middlesex Avenue. 

At the May 1, 2010 Annual Town Meeting, voters approved by a vote of 210 to 1 the appropriation of 
$1,125,000 to conduct a feasibility study on Wilmington High School. Following the vote, a High 
School Building Committee was appointed to work in collaboration with the MSBA whose initial 
objective was to hire a project management firm to help guide the project. The MSBA approved the 



Town's selection of JosKn, Lesser + Associates of Watertown to serve in that capacity. Joslin, Lesser 
is familiar with the Town of Wilmington having served as project manager for the construction of the 
Middle School, the Pubhc Safety Building and on a prior high school renovation project. 

The Committee's next task will be to participate with the MSBA Designer Selection Panel to select a 
qualified design firm whose responsibilities will be to formulate options for the construction and or 
renovation of a new high school. With the assistance of the project manager and the selected design 
firm, the Town will need to settle on a preferred option to bring to the MSBA. Once the preferred 
option is selected, the project will move into a schematic design phase. The study is intended to 
determine what needs to be done in order to provide an appropriate learning environment 
sufficiently equipped to meet the needs of tomorrow's leaders. We intend for the study to be an 
honest, fact based assessment focusing on the educational, programmatic and economic aspect of a 
plan to ensure that Wilmington High School students receive the best possible education. 

We are particularly grateful to the many residents whose spirit of volunteerism enriches the quality 
of life for all of Wilmington's residents. We are equally proud of the men and women who work 
tirelessly for the Town's success both as employees and volunteer officials. Their commitment to 
community service contributed significantly to Wilmington's many special accomphshments in 2010. 

This past year several local officials concluded their work on important town committees. We 
sincerely acknowledge the past service of Finance Committee member Daniel Wandell, Jr., Elderly 
Services Commissioner Rosemary Cross, Robert Butters of the Historical Commission, Heidi Mitza 
and Judith Waterhouse of the Conservation Commission, RMLD Advisory Board Representative A. 
Quincy Vale, Rita Boudreau of the Town Scholarship Fund Committee and Lorraine Dineen, Trustee 
of Trust Funds. We acknowledge the outstanding service of Beverly Shea a long-time member of the 
Conservation Commission who concluded her tenure as Chair of this important committee. For 25 
years James Banda was a guiding force on the Board of Library Trustees. The Town properly 
recognized his 50 years of community service, which included membership on the Board of Selectmen 
and Planning Board, by voting to rename the library's Bicentennial Room, the James Banda Room. 
We also recognize the dedicated service of Redevelopment Authority Chairman Charles Gilbert and 
Elderly Services Commission Chairman David Landers both of whom passed away in 2010. 

A number of municipal employees retired in 2010 each of whom provided a valuable service to the 
Town. Dan Stygles served the residents of Wilmington for 26 years as a fire fighter/EMT. Detective 
Patrick King worked for the Police Department for 30 years serving most of that time as the juvenile 
officer. Jack Cushing worked 16 years in the Department of Public Works retiring as the Foreman 
in the Parks and Grounds Division. We acknowledge Margaret Keady who worked on behalf of 
Wilmington senior citizens for more than 20 years as an employee in the Elderly Services 
Department and we recognize the contribution of Margaret "Peggy" White who served for 10 years as 
a part time office assistant in the Town Manager's Office. Finally, George Veloza "called it a day" 
after working 36 years for the Wilmington Water Department concluding his career as a Treatment 
Plant Attendant. 

Residents would be well served to review the comprehensive reports contained in the 2010 Annual 
Report which summarizes activities in municipal departments, the public schools and various 
boards, committees and government agencies. A detailed account of programs, services and 
accomplishments will better acquaint each resident with their community. 

I appreciate the opportunity that I have been given to participate in 
the important work of Town government. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
said that "All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem 
brings us face to face with another". Together we are well equipped 
to formulate solutions to issues confronting the Town and well 
positioned to meet the many challenges that lie ahead. 

Respectfully submitted. 




James Banda and 
Town Manager Caira. 



Michael A. Caira 
Town Manager 



ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE 



Towe Clerk 

The Town Clerk serves as Public Information Officer, Chief Election Officer and Local Registrar of 
Vital Records and Statistics. The Clerk is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the 
appropriate process, with notification and procedure, is adhered to in the making of legislative poUcy 
and of managing public access to this information. This office is often the first door of government 
accessed by individuals seeking information and the resolution of problems. It is with a sense of 
pride and accomplishment that we submit this annual report with the hope that we have served our 
citizens well. 



The following information and vital statistics were recorded during 2010: 



Births 204 

Marriage Intentions 89 

Marriages 88 

Deaths 240 

Deaths - Out of State 

Burial Permits 145 

Veterans Buried in Wildwood Cemetery 48 



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Flammable Permits and Registrations: 

Flammable permits are issued by the Board of Selectmen 
through the Town Clerk's office. Notice is sent to the owner or 
occupant of land where the storage is located on or about April 
1st for renewal by April 30th of each year. Failure to register 
on time, or to comply with the Board's regulations, may result 

in revocation of the permit after a pubUc hearing. Fifty-three permits were issued during the year. 



Phyllis Vieira of the Town Clerk's Ojfice 
issues dog license at rabies clinic. 



Permits & Recordings: 

Uniform Commercial Code Terminations 

Business Certificates and Withdrawals 185 

Federal Lien Recordings 

Federal Lien Releases 

Fish and Wildlife Licenses 296 

Pole & Conduit Locations 6 

Dog Licenses 2,086 

Raffle and Bazaar Permits 5 



The Town Clerk also serves as Clerk to the Board of Registrars. In this capacity she has met with 
the Board of Registrars on a regular monthly meeting day, kept the minutes up to date and 
supervised all elections and the annual town census by mail. The Town Clerk's office also maintains 
current voting lists and registers voters during regular office hours. She also meets with the Board 
for special evening sessions to register voters and to certify nomination papers for candidates. 



Town Meetings & Elections 2010 

Special State Election 
Annual Town Election 
Annual Town Meeting 
State Primary Election 
State Election 



January 19, 2010 
April 24, 2010 
May 1, 2010 
September 14, 2010 
November 2, 2010 



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In accordance with Section 1, Chapter 3 of the town By-laws, meetings of the Board of Registrars 
were held on the second Monday of each month for the registration of voters and to conduct business. 
Under Chapter 616 of the Acts of 1958, these meetings were open to the public and press, and were 
so posted in the Town Hall. The Board also met many times for certification of signatures on 
nomination papers and assisted at all elections and town meetings. 

The Board held registration sessions as mandated by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 51, 
Sections 26, 28, 31 and 32 and supervised the conduct of elections, mandated by Chapter 54, Section 
64 and Chapter 53, Sections 43 and 63, all in accordance with the Town Charter and By-laws of the 
Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised. 

The calendar year 2010 had a total of 15,609 registered voters from our listed 22,809 inhabitants. 

The Board of Registrars wants to thank the many households that returned their town census forms 
in 2010. 

Town Counsel 

1. Advice & Legal Documents . Advisory opinions were rendered to various town officials and 
boards relating to a wide variety of issues and subjects. Frequent and ongoing attention was 
given to reviewing and/or drafting By-laws, easements, public document requests, 
compliance with the State Ethics Act and Open Meeting Law, various town rules and 
regulations, warrants for Town Meetings and other legal documents. 

2. Contracting & Procurement . During the period of our involvement with the town, we 
reviewed contracts, agreements, procurement documents, MSBA documentation, DAG grant 
applications and homeowner betterment agreements. 

3. Projects . We assisted the town in connection with the Olin property contamination issue. 
Maple Meadow Landfill, the MWRA water connection, water resource allocation plans, 
affordable housing initiatives, road acceptance issues, various real estate projects, 
betterment agreements, easement issues, various 40B Comprehensive Permit issues and 
controversies related to the impact of the operations of Krochmal Farm. 

4. Labor. Our labor specialists provided advice to the town on various personnel issues and 
collective bargaining disputes. 

5. Administrative Agency Proceedings . We assisted the town in various proceedings before 
various administrative agencies including the Office of the Attorney General, Appellate Tax 
Board, State Labor Relations Commission, State Joint Labor Management Committee and 
Department of Environmental Protection. 

6. Miscellaneous . We provided advice to the Board of Selectmen, the Town Manager, Water 
and Sewer Commission and various other public officials regarding a variety of matters. 
These issues included state sanitary code, common victualer issues, permitting and licensing 
issues, conflicts of interest; open meeting law and procedure, land use and zoning, 
procurement and competitive bid procedures and the enforcement of laws and regulations. 

7. Litigation. Adversary Proceedings & Claims . 

As of December 31, 2010, there were a total of 53 lawsuits, adversary proceedings and claims 
pending of which we have been informed: 

3 lawsuits involving the Board of Appeals: 

• Charles Sullivan v. Bruce MacDonald, et al , Land Court, Misc. No. 179451. 

• Max Johnson v. Bruce MacDonald, et al . Land Court, Misc. No. 179448 

• Wilmington Planning Board v. Wilmington Board of Appeals and Mark Nelson, 
individually . Land Court, Misc. No. 267499. 



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5 lawsuits involving the Planning Board: 

• Robert Troy v. Wilmington Planning Board . Land Court, Misc. No. 274810. 

• Mark D. Nelson v. Town Manager, the Chairman of Board of Selectmen, the Town Clerk 
and Jon Mehtala. Information Systems . Middlesex Superior Court, Civil Action No. 2008- 
00780. 

• Mark D. Nelson v. The Town of Wilmington, the Board of Appeals, the Planning Board. 
Daniel W. Paret. as the former Building Inspector of the Town of Wilmington, John 
Spaulding as the current Building Inspector of the Town of Wilmington. Carole 
Hamilton. Director of Planning and Conservation, the Town Manager and the Town 
Water & Sewer Commission . Land Court 08 MISC 383336. 

• Feeney v. Wilmington Planning Boa rd. Middlesex Superior Court, Civil Action No. 2008- 
03923. 

• Mark D. Nelson v. Town of Wilmington Board of Selectmen. Planning Board. Lynn 
Duncan. Donald Onusseit and Anthony Pronski . Land Court, Misc. No. 284416. 

1 proceeding involving the Board of Selectmen: 

• New England Transrail, LLC Petition for Exemption. Surface Transportation Board, 
Docket No. 34797. 

4 lawsuits involving the Police Department: 

• Carter v. Wilmington . Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, No. 
06BPD01306 (Police Department). 

• NEPBA. Local 1 v. Town of Wilmington. AAA Case No. 11 390 01755 08. 

• Robert F. Murphy. Ill v. Wilmington. Massachusetts Commission Against 
Discrimination. 

• NEPBA. Local 1 v. Town of Wilmington . AAA Case No. 1 1 390 02306 09. 
1 proceeding involving the Public Buildings Department: 

• Holden v. Town of Wilmington . DIA No. 890508. 

3 proceedings involving the Water and Sewer Commission: 

• Wilmington v. Department of Environmental Protection . DEP Docket No. 2008-047. 

• Mercury Refining Superfund Settlement . 

• Wilmington v. Scully Signal Corporation . 

1 proceeding involving the Department of Veterans' Services: 

• Town of Wilmington (Robert Palazzi) v. Department of Veterans' Services . No. VS-10- 
757. 

1 proceeding involving the Conservation Commission: 

• App Tree. Inc. and Robert Riley. Jr. (27 Gunderson Road ). 
1 lawsuit involving the Town Manager: 

• AFSCME Council 93 v. Town of Wilmington . AAA Case No. 1 1 390 01749 08. 
3 lawsuits involving the Board of Assessors: 

• I. Fred DiCenso Trust v. The Wilmington Board of Assessors . Appeals Court, No. 09-P- 
1060 (formerly Docket Nos. F276917-04-PRO, et al.). 

• Kaiser Realty Trust v. Board of Assessors of the Town of Wilmington . Appellate Tax 
Board Docket No. F3 10035. 

• Mark D. Nelson, Power of Attorney for George Nelson v. Board of Assessors of the Town 
of Wilm ington. Appellate Tax Board, Docket No. F3 10076. 



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1 lawsuit involving the Department of Public Works: 

• Johnson v. Moaklev et al. and Town of Wilmington . Middlesex Superior Court, C.A. No. 

07- 02271-B. 

1 lawsuit involving the Board of Health: 

• Krochmal Farm LLC v. Wilmington Board of Health . Middlesex Superior Court, C.A. No. 

08- 04810-L2. 

1 lawsuit involving the Fire Department: 

• Town of Wilmington and Wilmington Fire Fighters. Local 1370 . AAA No. 1 1 390 021 12 
10. 

1 bankruptcy involving the Tax Collector: 

• In re Brown Bankruptcy . U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts, Case No. 07- 
175000. 

26 claims which are not yet lawsuits: 

• Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection v. Town of Wilmington (Maple 
Meadow Landfill). 

• Town of Wilmington v. Olin Chemical Corporation . 

• Witmore v. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Liberty Mutual as subrogee for Tentmakers Moving LLC v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Kiesinger v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Galante v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Gillis V. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Duffv V. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Emrich v. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• David Boutiette v. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• O'Neil v. Town of Wilmington (DPW). 

• Hermann v. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Lemos v. Town of Wilmington (School) . 

• Pupa V. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Martiniello v. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Plummer v. Town of Wilmington (Conservation Commission) . 

• Gore V. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Coates V. Town of Wilmington (Police Department) . 

• Jordan v. Wilmington (Schools) . 

• Reposa v. Wilmington (Schools) . 

• Mescall/Arbella Insurance v. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Lucio V. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Murphy v. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Ventre v. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Conrad v. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Hawley v. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

Each of the above efforts required the participation of numerous town officials and private citizen 
volunteers - all working together towards a better Wilmington. 

Thanks to the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager and all other town officials and citizens for their 
cooperation and assistance towards another successful year. 



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Board of Assessors 



RECAPITULATION - 


2010 FISCAL YEAR 


Total Appropriation 




Mass. Bay Transportation Authority 


443,835.00 


Air Pollution Districts 


6,581.00 


Metropolitan Area Planning Council 


6,433.00 


Mosquito Control Project 


47,333.00 


Tuition Assessment 


83,372.00 


Overlay of Current Year 


716,893.59 


Cherry Sheet Offsets 


41,815.00 


Final Court Judgments 


0.00 


RMV Surcharge 


13,540.00 


M.W.R.A. Additional Assessment 


198,301.00 


Miscellaneous 


30.743.00 


Less Estimated Receipts and Available runds 




2010 Estimated Receipts from Local Aid 


$14,479,825.00 


Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise 


2,817,845.00 


Penalties and Interest on Taxes 


260,000.00 


Payments in Lieu of Taxes 


680,000.00 


Charges for Services ■ Sewer 


2,223,525.00 


Other Charges for Services 


430,000.00 


Fees 


60,000.00 


Rentals 


66,000.00 


Departmental Revenue - Library 


12,000.00 


Departmental Revenue - Cemetery 


90,000.00 


Other Department Revenue 


310,000.00 


Licenses and Permits 


600,000.00 


Special Assessments 


1,000.00 


Fines and Forfeits 


140,000.00 


Investment Income 


300,000.00 


Voted from Available Funds 


761,053.00 


Free Cash 


0.00 


Miscellaneous 


40,000.00 



$75,979,013.00 



1.588,846.59 
$77,567,859.59 



$23.271.248.00 



Real Estate 

Residential 
Commercial 
Industrial 
Personal Property 



$2,604,043,007.00® 11.53 p/t 
$ 139,654,845.00® 27.17 p/t 
$ 675,131,828.00 @ 27.17 p/t 
$ 78,551,410.00® 27.17 p/t 



30,024,615.87 
3,794,422.14 

18,343,331.77 
2.134.241.81 
$54,296,611.59 



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Treasurer/ Collector 



Commitments 



^uii r rciiiiiinciry ivcdi xiiotcitt; 


$26 570 441 90 




52 162 344 29 


^Ull A I fcJllIlllIlcll y ITCloUllCli JTlUpCll/J' 


1 089 508 74 


^UlU rcraUnd.1 r 1 Upcl by 


2 1 34 241 90 




2,987,282.27 




24 313 47 


Ambulance 


1,121,528.41 


Apportioned Sewer Betterments 


49,439.12 


Interest 


21,118.90 


Sewer Liens 


ATI (^S 


Water Liens 


174,099.13 


Electric Liens 


51,857.83 


Apportioned Title 5 Betterments 


31,655.05 


Interest 


10.955.80 


Total 


$86,484,264.39 


Collections 






$52 745 740 97 


L ersond-i r^roperty 


2 111 432 78 


H "V r>i 

iZiXcioe 


2 892 827 44 


QaiirQ** t^o^'^'OVTYi onto 
OcWtJr JDctLcI niciita 


84 565 72 


1 Itlc U Jjctl/crillcnLa 


38 688 61 


vv dter j-jiens 


1fi7 fi4Q 


oewer j_iiens 




H 1 Qo4*'**i 1 1 an o 

iiiiecLriC/ ijiens 




n V/^l CO Tn^"OT•OG'^ /tr tn Q T»Qroo 


68 637 71 


rvm Duiancc 


49Q 94Q 44 




97 450 no 


Betterment Certificates 


fjn nn 


Miscellaneous 


462.35 


Water Collections 


3,826,556.28 


Sewer Collections 


2,169,861.28 


Real Estate Interest & Charges 


170,773.51 


Personal Property Interest & Charges 


25,966.78 


Tax Titles 


105,044.40 


Tax Title Interest 


43.056.34 


Total 


$65,013,188.54 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
GENERAL PURPOSE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

AND REPORT OF THE TOWN ACCOUNTANT 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2010 



Members of the Board of Selectmen 

and Town Manager 
Town Hall 

Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887 

The Annual General Purpose Financial Statements of the town of Wilmington for the fiscal year 
ended June 30, 2010 are hereby submitted. This report was prepared by the Office of the Town 
Accountant. Responsibility for accuracy of the data and the completeness and fairness of the 
presentation, including all disclosures, rests with the town. 

To the best of our knowledge and belief, the enclosed data are accurate in all material respects and 
are reported in a manner designed to present fairly the financial position and results of operations of 
the various funds and account groups of the government. 



Respectfully submitted. 




Michael Morris 
Town Accountant 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2010 



Table of Contents 

PAGE 

Combined Balance Sheet-All Fund Types and Account Groups 16 

Notes to Financial Statements 17 

Schedule of Combined Statement of Revenues, Expenditures 
and Changes in Fund Balances-All Governmental Fund 

Types and Expendable Trust Funds 21 

Schedule of Combined Balance Sheet-Special Revenue Accounts 22 
Schedule of Combined Statement of Revenues, Expenditures 

and Changes in Fund Balance-Special Revenue Accounts 23 
Schedule of Expenditures and Encumbrances Compared with 

Authorization by Function and Activity-General Fund 24 

Schedule of Revenues and Expenditures-Water Fund 28 

Schedule of Revenues and Expenditures-Capital Projects Fund 29 

Schedule of Debt Retirement 30 

Schedule of Trust and Agency Funds 31 



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Assets 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED BALANCE SHEET - ALL FUND GROUPS 
ALL FUND TYPES AND ACCOUNT GROUPS 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2010 



Total 



Special Capital Trust & Long-Term (Memorandum 

General Revenue Projects Agency Debt Only) 



Cash 
Receivables: 

General Property Taxes 1,520,565.66 

Less: Prov for Abates & Exemptions (1,731,703.44) 



11,531,863.79 6,572,583.15 492,867.23 2,709,444.90 



Tax Liens 

Tax Foreclosures 

Motor Vehicle Excise 

Departmental 

Betterments 

User Charges 
Due from Other Gov'ts 
Amounts to be provided for: 

Retirement of Long Term Debt 



815,599.56 
633,831.86 
530,397.00 
99,116.22 
668,388.96 
219,571.71 



429,071.01 
876,446.86 



21,306,759.07 

1,520,565.66 
(1,731,703.44) 
815,599.56 
633,831.86 
530,397.00 
99,116.22 
668,388.96 
648,642.72 
876,446.86 

4,048,370.00 4,048,370.00 



Total Assets 



14,287,631.32 7,878,101.02 492,867.23 2,709,444.90 4,048,370.00 29,416,414.47 



Liabilities & Fund Balance 



Liabilities: 

Warrants Payable 

Deferred Revenue: 
General Property Taxes 
Other Accounts Receivable 

Notes Payable 

Payroll Withholdings 



671,949.80 

1,520,565.66 
2,966,905.31 

111,168.76 



50,294.31 



1,305,517.87 



19.681.52 



4,048,370.00 



741,925.63 

1,520,565.66 
4,272,423.18 
4,048,370.00 
111,168.76 



Total Liabilities 



5,270,589.53 1,355,812.18 



0.00 19,681.52 4,048,370.00 10,694,453.23 



Fund Balance: 
Res. For Encumbrances 
Res. For Special Purpose 
Res. For Subsequent Years 
Unreserved-Undesignated 



2,195,007.37 



6,822,034.42 



5,762,793.84 492,867.23 2,689,763.38 
759,495.00 



2,195,007.37 
8,945,424.45 
759,495.00 
6,822,034.42 



Total Fund Balance 



9,017,041.79 6,522,288.84 492,867.23 2,689,763.38 



0.00 18,721,961.24 



Total Liabilities & Fund Balance 14,287,631.32 7,878,101.02 492,867.23 2,709,444.90 4,048,370.00 29,416,414.47 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
JUNE 30, 2010 



1. Definition of Reporting Entity 

The Town of Wilmington is incorporated as a municipality in the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. It is governed by an elected Board of Selectmen and an open Town Meeting. 
The Board of Selectmen appoint a Town Manager who in accordance with Chapter 592 of 
1950, serves as chief fiscal and administrative officer of the town. Other town officials are 
appointed by the Board of Selectmen and the Town Manager. Generally Accepted 
Accounting Principles (GAAP) requires that the accompanying general purpose financial 
statements present the Town of Wilmington (the primary government) and its component 
units. Component units are included in the Town's reporting entity if their operational and 
financial relationships with the Town are significant. Pursuant to this criteria, the following 
entities have been excluded from the accompanying general purpose financial statements: 

Wilmington Housing Authority - provides housing for the elderly as well as 
subsidizing low income housing units. 

Middlesex Regional Retirement System - provides county government and various 
services for member communities. 

Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School District - provides 
education services for member communities. 

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority - provides sewage disposal services and 
supplements the water supply. 

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies 

The accounting policies for financial reporting purposes of the town of Wilmington conform to 
generally accepted accounting principles for local governmental units except as indicated in 
Note 3. The following is a summary of the significant accounting policies: 

A. Fund Accounting 

The town reports its financial activities in several funds and one account group in 
order to comply with the limitations and restrictions placed on both the resources 
made available to the town and the services provided. The various funds are grouped 
in the financial statements in this report into five generic fund types as follows: 

Governmental Funds 

General Fund - The general fund is the general operating fund of the town. It is used 
to account for all financial resources except those required to be accounted for in 
another fund. 

Special Revenue Fund - Special revenue funds are used to account for the proceeds of 
specific revenue resources (other than expendable trust or major capital projects) 
that are legally restricted to expenditures for specific purposes. 

Capital Projects Fund - Capital project funds are used to account for financial 
resources to be used for the acquisition or construction of major capital facilities or 
equipment. 

Fiduciary Funds 

Trust and Agency Funds - Trust and agency funds are used to account for assets held 
by the town in a trustee capacity or as an agent for individuals, private 
organizations, other governments and/or other funds. These include expendable 
trust, non-expendable trust and agency funds. Non-expendable trust funds are 
accounted for in a manner that permits the periodic measurements of revenues 



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earned, expenses incurred and/or net income in order to demonstrate maintenance of 
capital. Expendable trust funds are accounted for in essentially the same manner as 
governmental funds. Agency funds are custodial in nature (assets equal liabilities) 
and do not involve measurement of results of operations. 

ACCOUNT GROUP 

Long-term Debt and Liabilities - Long-term liabilities expected to be financed from 
governmental funds are accumulated in the general long-term debt group of 
accounts. This account group is not a fund. It is only concerned with the 
measurement of financial position and, therefore, is not involved with a 
measurement of the results from any operations. 

Basis of Accounting 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared principally on the 
modified accrual basis of accounting. This method recognizes revenues when they 
become measurable and available. Expenses are recognized under this method as 
they are incurred. 

Revenue - Property tax revenues are recognized when they become available. 
Available means then due or past due and receivable within the current period or 
expected to be collected soon enough thereafter to be used to pay liabilities of the 
current period. 

All other revenues are recognized throughout the year when cash is received. 

In applying the susceptible to accrual concept to intergovernmental revenues, the 
legal and contractual requirements of the numerous individual programs are used as 
guidance. There are, however, essentially two types of these revenues. In one, 
moneys must be expended on the specific purpose or project before any amounts will 
be paid to the town. Therefore, revenues are recognized based upon the expenditures 
recorded. In the other, moneys are virtually unrestricted as to purpose of 
expenditure and are usually revocable only for failure to comply with prescribed 
compliance requirements. These resources are reflected as revenues at the time of 
receipt or earlier if the susceptible to accrual criteria is met. 

Expenses - Expenditures are recorded during the year on a cash disbursement basis. 
In addition, as required by Massachusetts General Laws, disbursements made 
during the fifteen days immediately following the close of each fiscal year and which 
pertain to the prior year are recorded as warrants payable and expenses as of June 
30th. 

Purchase orders and other contractual obligations outstanding at June 30th related 
to annual operating expenses are recorded as encumbrances and, accordingly, as a 
reservation of fund balances at that date. 

Deferred Revenue - Property taxes and other revenue that is measurable but not 
available has been classified as deferred revenue on June 30th. 

Encumbrances - Encumbrance accounting under which purchase orders, contracts 
and other commitments for the expenditure of funds are recorded in order to reserve 
that portion of the applicable appropriation, is employed in governmental funds. 
Open encumbrances at year-end are reported as reservations of fund balances. 
Encumbrances do not constitute expenditures or liabilities. 

Inventory - Inventory items (materials and supplies) are recorded as expenditures 
when purchased (purchase method). 

General Fixed Assets - General fixed assets are recorded as expenditures in 
applicable governmental funds. The town does not capitalize the cost of general fixed 
assets in a general fixed asset account group, which is consistent with the practice of 
municipalities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 



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C. Total Columns 



Total columns on the combined statements are captioned Memorandum Only to 
indicate that they are presented only to facilitate financial analysis. Data in these 
columns do not present financial position, results of operations or changes in 
financial position in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. Such 
data is not comparable to a consolidation since interfund eliminations have not been 
made. 

D. Retirement System 

The Town contributes to the Middlesex Regional Retirement System, a single 
employer plan, established under Chapter 32 of the General Laws of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Substantially all full-time and some part-time 
employees of the town except teachers and certain administrative personnel 
employed by the School Department participate in the system. Benefits paid under 
the plan, referred to as retirement allowance, include both an annuity portion, 
funded principally from amounts contributed by the participants, and a pension 
portion funded by the town. 

The participants contribute a certain percentage of their compensation annually, 
determined by their date of employment. The Town's employer contribution as 
determined by the County's actuarial valuation is determined by normal cost plus the 
amortization of the original unfunded actuarial liability. 

Teachers and certain administrative employees of the School Department participate 
in a contributory retirement plan administered by the Massachusetts Teachers 
Retirement Board. Contributions to this plan are made entirely by the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and therefore, the town does not contribute to the 
plan. 

Departures from Generally Accepted Accounting Principles 

For years prior to 1985, the town presented its financial statements on the basis of 
accounting practices prescribed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of 
Revenue. These practices differed in many significant respects from G.A.A.P. 

During 1981, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts issued a revised uniform municipal 
accounting system entitled Uniform Municipal Accounting System. The departures from 
G.A.A.P. under this revised system have been significantly narrowed. The town has adopted 
a modified Uniform Municipal Accounting System for its financial statements. 

The significant departures from Generally Accepted Accounting Principals included in the 
town of Wilmington's financial statements are: 

A. Retirement benefits are provided for in accordance with Chapter 32 of the Laws of 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (see note ID). 

B. General fixed asset acquisitions are recorded as expenditures at the time purchases 
is made rather than being capitalized in a general fixed asset group of accounts. 

C. Purchases for materials and supplies inventories are recorded as expenditures rather 
than assets at time of purchase. 

Budgetary Accounting 

An annual budget is legally adopted for the General Fund. All financial orders are initiated 
or recommended at Town meetings. Expenditures are limited to the line items as voted at 
the Town meetings. Department heads may not transfer, without approval, appropriation 
balances from one expenditure account to another within their department or budget. These 
along with transfers or unencumbered appropriation balances between departments or 
agencies must be approved at Town Meetings. 



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5. Long-term Debt 



State law permits the town to authorize indebtedness up to a Hmit of 5% of its equaUzed 
valuation. Debt issued in accordance with this state law is designated as being inside the 
debt limit. In addition, however, a town may authorize debt in excess of that hmit for 
specific purposes. Such debt when issued is designated as being outside the debt limit. The 
following summarized the annual debt service requirements as of June 30, 2010. 



General Obligation Bonds 



Principal Interest Total 



Outstanding June 30, 2009 $ 7,029,160 $ 529,630 $ 7,558,812 

Retirements $ 3.517.080 $ 356.017 $ 3.873.097 

Outstanding June 30, 2010 $ 3,512,080 $ 173,613 $ 3,685,693 




Fire Department's aerial tower truck acquired in December to replace 1986 ladder truck. 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES 
IN FUND BALANCES - ALL GOVERNMENTAL FUND TYPES 
AND EXPENDABLE TRUST FUNDS 





FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2010 














Fiduciary 












Fund Types 


Total 






Special 


Capital 


Expendable 


(Memorandum 




General 


Revenue 


Projects 


Trust 


Only) 


REVENUES: 












General Property Taxes 


53,624,752.64 


0.00 






53,624,752.64 


Tax Liens 


53,312.57 


163,216.12 






216,528.69 


Special Assessments 


76,065.12 


49,491.46 






125,556.58 


Excise 


2,942,766.49 


0.00 






^,y4/i, /bb.4y 


Penalties 


346,317.70 


0.00 






346,317.70 


Licenses and Permits 


455,869.00 


0.00 




38,493.95 


494,362.95 


Intergovernmental 


14,337,095.00 


4,447,446.61 




957.15 


18,785,498.76 


Charges for Services 


2,478,841.33 


3,412,903.93 




448,126.61 


6,339,871.87 


Fines 


130,564.19 


3,536,832.71 






3,667,396.90 


Fees 


46,204,34 


0.00 






46,204.34 


Interest Earnings 


100,590.28 


2,601.14 




61,629.71 


164,821.13 


Appropriation Refunds 


0.00 


0.00 


2,240.60 


120,599.98 


122,840.58 


Gifts & Donations 


0.00 


159,569.07 




2,630,872.22 


2,790,441.29 


Other 


1,405,425.02 


372,060.76 




547,910.03 


2,325,395.81 


Total Revenues 


75,997,803.68 


12,144,121.80 


2,240.60 


3,848,589.65 


91,992,755.73 


EXPENDITURES: 












General Government 


1,821,126.64 


32,759.16 




163,349.60 


2,017,235.40 


Public Safety 


7,553,944.90 


188,509.74 


2,240.60 


357,860.12 


8,102,555.36 


Human Services 


1,182,756.70 


172,767.80 




13,999.40 


1,369,523.90 


Public Works 


5,377,428.06 


4,006,173.08 


816,749.29 


13,500.00 


10,213,850.43 


Community Development 


697,790.61 


268,770.88 








Building Maintenance 


3,905,117.31 


52,763.30 




73,934.90 


4,031,815.51 


Education 


32,529,526.10 


4,966,142.15 




429,837.63 


37,925,505.88 


Recreation 


112,826.93 


805,710.43 






918,537.36 


Veterans' Services 


350,326.43 


0.00 






350,326.43 


Debt and Interest 


3,874,661.72 


0.00 






3,874,661.72 


Unclassified 


1,420,787.21 


15,861.02 






1,436,648.23 


Health 


0.00 


0.00 




12,008,030.01 


12,008,030.01 


Statutory Charges 


6,446,558.00 


0.00 






6,446,558.00 


Capital Outlay 


795,869.59 


0.00 






795,869.59 


Warrant Articles 


146,931.00 


0.00 






146,931.00 


Total Expenditures 


66,215,651.20 


10,509,457.56 


818,989.89 


13,060,511.66 


90,604,610.31 


Excess (deficiency) of 












Revenues over Expenditures 


9,782,152.48 


1,634,664.24 


(816,749.29) 


(9,211,922.01) 


1,388,145.42 


OTHER FINANCIAL SOURCES (USES) 










Proceeds of General Obligation Bonds 




100,000.00 


1,250,000.00 




1,350,000.00 


Operating Transfers In 


761,053.00 


100,000.00 




7,731,000.00 


8,592,053.00 


Operating Transfers Out 


(7,731,000.00) 


(831,053.00) 




(30,000.00) 


(8,592,053.00) 


State and County Charges 










0.00 


Total Other Financing Sources (Uses) 


(6,969,947.00) 


(631,053.00) 


1,250,000.00 


7,701,000.00 


1,350,000.00 


Excess/Deficiency of Revenues 












and Other Financing Sources 












over Expenditures and Other Uses 


2,812,205.48 


1,003,611.24 


433,250.71 


(1,510,922.01) 


2,738,145.42 


Fund Balance July 1, 2009 


6,456,514.54 


5,518,677.60 


59,616.52 


4,200,685.39 


16,235,494.05 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED BALANCE SHEET - SPECIAL REVENUE ACCOUNTS 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2010 



Assets 



Grants 



Gifts 



Reserved for 
Appropriation 



Revolving 



Water 



Total 
(Memorandum 
Only) 



Cash 

Receivables: 

General Property Taxes 

Less; Prov for Abates & Exemptions 

Tax Liens 

Tax Foreclosures 

Motor Vehicle Excise 

Departmental 

Betterments 

User Charges 
Due from Other Gov'ts 
Amounts to be provided for: 

Retirement of Long Term Debt 



292,162.39 245,671.12 443,161.69 1,976,361.10 3,615,226.85 6,572,583.15 



876,446.86 



429,071.01 



429,071.01 
876,446.86 



Total Assets 



1,168,609.25 245,671.12 443,161.69 1,976,361.10 4,044,297.86 7,878,101.02 



Liabilities & Fund Balance 



Liabilities: 

Warrants Payable 

Deferred Revenue: 
General Property Taxes 
Other Accounts Receivable 

Notes Payable 

Payroll Withholdings 



21,437.37 



876,446.86 



5,824.99 23,031.95 50,294.31 



429,071.01 1,305,517.87 



Total Liabilities 



897,884.23 



0.00 



0.00 5,824.99 452,102.96 1,355,812.18 



Fund Balance: 
Res. For Encumbrances 
Res. For Special Purpose 
Res. For Subsequent Years 
Unreserved-Undesignated 



270,725.02 245,671.12 418,161.69 1,970,536.11 2,857,699.90 5,762,793.84 

25,000.00 734,495.00 759,495.00 



Total Fund Balance 



270,725.02 245,671.12 443,161.69 1.970,536.11 3,592,194.90 6,522,288.84 



Total Liabilities & Fund Balance 



1,168,609.25 245,671.12 443,161.69 1,976,361.10 4,044,297.86 7,878,101.02 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES 
IN FUND BALANCES - SPECIAL REVENUE FUND 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2010 



Grants 



Gifts 



Reserved for 
Appropriation 



REVENUES: 
General Property Taxes 
Tax Liens 

Special Assessments 

Excise 

Penalties 

Licenses and Permits 

Intergovernmental 

Charges for Services 

Fines 

Fees 

Interest Earnings 
Appropriation Refunds 
Gifts & Donations 
Other 

Total Revenues 



4,227,628.39 



642.31 



8.113.75 
4,236,384.45 



91,853.07 



91,853.07 



1,958.83 



284.007.00 
285,965.83 



Revolving 
Funds 



49,491.46 



219,818.22 
3,412,903.93 



67,716.00 
78.886.29 
3,828,815.90 



Water 



163,216.12 



3,536,832.71 



1.053.72 
3,701,102.55 



Total 



163,216.12 
49,491.46 



4,447,446.61 
3,412,903.93 
3,536,832.71 

2,601.14 

159,569.07 
372.060.76 
12,144,121.80 



EXPENDITURES: 
General Government 
Public Safety 
Human Services 
Public Works 
Community Development 
Building Maintenance 
Education 
Recreation 
Veterans' Services 
Debt and Interest 
Unclassified 
Health 

Statutory Charges 
Capital Outlay 
Warrant Articles 
Total Expenditures 

Excess (deficiency) of 
Revenues over Expenditures 

OTHER FINANCIAL SOURCES (USES) 
Proceeds of General Obligation Bonds 
Operating Transfers In 
Operating Transfers Out 
State and County Charges 



2,284.51 
184,338.74 
121,072.09 
824,339.88 
266,570.88 

2,467,238.26 



15,861.02 



3,881,705.38 



354,679.07 



100,000.00 



10,400.00 
4,171.00 

25,780.00 

11,090.00 
2,200.00 

52,756.22 



106,397.22 



(14,544.15) 



285,965.83 



20,074.65 

25,915.71 
47,547.63 

7.08 

2,498,903.89 
805,710.43 



430,656.51 



3,123,195.57 



0.00 3,398,159.39 3,123,195.57 



577,906.98 



100,000.00 

(20,000.00) (100,000.00) (711,053.00) 



32,759.16 
188,509.74 
172,767.80 
4,006,173.08 
268,770.88 
52,763.30 
4,966,142.15 
805,710.43 



15,861.02 



10,509,457.56 



1,634,664.24 



100.000.00 
100,000.00 
(831,053.00) 



Total Other Financing Sources (Uses) 100,000.00 0.00 



Excess/Deficiency of Revenues 
and Other Financing Sources 

over Expenditures and Other Uses 454,679.07 



Fund Balance July 1, 2009 (183,954.05) 260,215.27 

Increase in Provision for 
Abatements and Exemptions 

Fund Balance June 30, 2010 270,725.02 245,671.12 



(20,000.00) (100,000.00) (611,053.00) (631,053.00) 



265,965.83 330,656.51 (33,146.02) 1,003,611.24 



177,195.86 1,639,879.60 3,625,340.92 5,518,677.60 



443,161.69 1,970,536.11 3,592,194.90 6,522,288.84 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR END JUNE 30, 2010 







C. FWD 


TRANSFER & 




C. FWD 




FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 




TO FY 10 


APPROPRIATION 


EXPENDITURES 


TO FY 11 


CLOSE 






FROM FY 09 


FISCAL 2010 


FISCAL 2010 


FROM FT 10 


FISCAL 201 


GENERAL GOVERNMENT: 














Selectmen 


Stipend 


0.00 


4,380.00 


4,380.00 


0.00 


000 


Selectmen 


Expenses 


0.00 


4,700.00 


14,033.92 


0.00 


666.08 


Selectmen 


Furnish & Equip. 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


000 


0.00 




0.00 


19,080.00 


18,413.92 


0.00 


666.08 


Elections 


Salaries 


0.00 


22,259.42 


22,259.42 


0.00 


0.00 


Elections 


Constable 


0.00 


175.00 


175.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Elections 


Expenses 


0.00 


11.588.54 


11,188.54 


0.00 


400 00 




0.00 


34,022.96 


33,622.96 


0.00 


400.00 


Registrars 


Salaries 


0.00 


1,875.00 


1,875.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Registrars 


Expenses 


00 


5.850.00 


4.936.62 


0.00 


913.38 






0.00 


7,725.00 


6,811.62 


0.00 


913.38 


Finance Committee 


Salaries 


0.00 


1,330.00 


1,189.33 


0.00 


140.67 


Finance Committee 


Expenses 


0.00 


8.500.00 


7.826.90 


0.00 


673.10 




0.00 


9,830.00 


9,016.23 


0.00 


813 77 


Town Manager 


Sal-Town Manager 


0.00 


127,417.53 


127,417.53 


0.00 


0.00 


Town Manager 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


289,322.00 


261,794.93 


0.00 


27,527.07 


Town Manager 


Expenses 


15,861.00 


72,300.00 


64,672.97 


0.00 


23,488.03 


Town Manager 


Furnish. & Equip. 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


15,861.00 


489,039.53 


453,885.43 


0.00 


51,015.10 


Town Accountant 


Sal-Town Accountant 


00 


98,963.37 


98,963.37 


0.00 


0.00 


Town Accountant 


Salaries-Other 


000 


220,141.58 


220,141.58 


0.00 


0.00 


Town Accountant 


Expenses 


18.833.49 


2,560.00 


8,964.25 


7,000 00 


5.429.24 






18,833.49 


321,664 95 


328,069.20 


7,000 00 


5,429.24 


Treasurer/Collector 


Sal-Treasurer/Collector 


0.00 


74,264.07 


74.264.07 


0.00 


00 


Treasurer/Collector 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


170,892.00 


154,632.75 


0.00 


16,259 25 


Treasurer/Collector 


Expenses 


1,017.96 


20,715.00 


17,620.36 


0.00 


4,112 60 


Treasurer/Collector 


Furnish. & Equip. 


0.00 


800.00 


800 00 


0.00 


0.00 


Treasurer/Collector 


Aral Cert Coll. Tax Title 


7,000.00 


20,000.00 


22.894 60 


4.105 40 


0.00 






8,017.96 


286,671.07 


270,21 1.78 


4,105.40 


20,371.85 


Town Clerk 


Sal-Town Clerk 


0.00 


68,250.49 


68,250 49 


0.00 


0.00 


Town Clerk 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


104,393.65 


104,393 65 


0.00 


0.00 


Town Clerk 


Expenses 


0.00 


3.525.00 


2,124.13 


0.00 


1,400 87 




0.00 


176,169.14 


174,768.27 


0.00 


1,400 87 


Assessors 


Sal-Principal Assessor 


0.00 


96,312.14 


96,312.14 


0.00 


0.00 


Assessors 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


85,072.04 


85,072.04 


0.00 


0,00 


Assessors 


Expenses 


21,971.75 


143,005.00 


126,636.10 


36.284.97 


2,055.68 


Assessors 


Furnish & Equip. 


0.00 


400.00 


399.90 


0.00 


0.10 




21,971.75 


324,789.18 


308,420.18 


36,284.97 


2.055.68 


Town Counsel 


Contractual Services 


0.00 


212,500.00 


212,499.96 


0.00 


0.04 


Town Counsel 


Expen.ses 


0.00 


7.500.00 


5,407.09 


0.00 


2.092.91 




000 


220,000.00 


217,907 05 


00 


2,092.95 


Permanent Bldg Committee 


Salaries 


000 


450.00 


00 


000 


450.00 


Permanent Bldg Committee 


Expenses 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


00 


0.00 


0.00 


450.00 


0.00 


0.00 


450 00 


General Government Subtotal 




64,684.20 


1,889,441.83 


1,821,126.64 


47,390.37 


85,608.92 


PUBLIC SAFETY: 














Police 


Sal.-Chief 


0.00 


106,879 50 


106,879,50 


0.00 


0.00 


Police 


Sal -Deputy Chief 


0.00 


92,243.14 


92,243.14 


0.00 


0.00 


Police 


Sal. -Lieutenants 


0.00 


290,676.59 


290,676.59 


0.00 


0.00 


Police 


Sal-Sergeants 


0.00 


372,980.50 


372,980.50 


0.00 


0.00 


Police 


Sal. -Patrolmen 


0.00 


1,890,418.00 


1,853,578.25 


0.00 


36,839.75 


Police 


Sal-Clerical 


0.00 


93,170.00 


88,342.93 


0.00 


4,827.07 


Police 


Sal -Fill In Costs 


000 


395,000.00 


374,986.21 


0.00 


20,013 79 


Police 


Sal -Paid Holidays 


0.00 


116,347.00 


83,944.91 


0.00 


32,402.09 


Police 


Sal -Specialist 


0.00 


12,350.00 


12,350.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Police 


Sal-Incentive 


0.00 


398,797.00 


388,120.66 


0.00 


10,676.34 


Police 


Sal -Night Diff 


0.00 


43,992.00 


41,144.40 


0.00 


2,847.60 


Police 


Sick Leave Buyback 


0.00 


28,647.00 


27,576.51 


000 


1,070 49 


Police 


Expenses 


4,015.90 


233,938.00 


222,842.43 


4,543 96 


10,567.51 


Police 


Furnish & Equip. 


0.00 


6,000.00 


5,983.64 


000 


16.36 




4,015.90 


4,081,438.73 


3,961,649.67 


4,543.96 


119,261.00 



-24- 



FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 



Fire 
Fire 
Fire 
Fire 
Fire 
Fire 
Fire 
Fire 
Fire 
Fire 
Fire 
Fire 
Fire 



Public Safety Central Disp 
Public Safety Central Disp. 
Public Safety Central Disp. 
Public Safety Central Disp. 
Public Safety Central Disp. 



Animal Control 
Animal Control 

Public Safety Subtotal 

PUBLIC WORKS: 
Engineering 
Engineering 
Engineering 

Highway Division 
Highway Division 
Highway Division 
Highway Division 
Highway Division 
Highway Division 
Highway Division 
Highway Division 
Highway Division 
Highway Division 



Snow & Ice Control 
Snow & Ice Control 



Highway Division 



Tree Division 
Tree Division 



Parks & Grounds Division 
Parks & Grounds Division 



Cemetery Division 
Cemetery Division 



Sewer 
Sewer 

Sewer Subtotal 
Total Public Works 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR END JUNE 30, 2010 





n irwn 
L/. r w u 






C FWD 






TO W 1 fl 

1 »j r 1 lu 






TO FY 1 1 






r ivwivi r 1 vj 






FROM FY in 


PIcpAI 201 


Sal Chief 


0.00 


109, / 42. 14 


109,742. 14 


0.00 


0.00 


Sal -Deputy Chief 


000 


78,668.58 


78,668.58 


0.00 


0.00 


Sal-Lieutenants 


0.00 


418.112.32 


418,112.32 


0.00 


000 


Sal. - Privates 


00 




1 698 847 75 


0.00 


85 048 25 


Col PlnvL- 


00 




48 825 80 


0.00 


0.00 


oai.-i dri 1 inie 


00 


ifi Qon no 


13 741 00 


0.00 


3 1 M 00 


Sal.-Overtinie Costs 


00 


49fi Ifi'^ 1 1 

"^^O, iUO. 1 1 


426 163 1 1 


0.00 


0.00 


Sal -Paid Holidays 


0.00 


lib, 470. OU 


12 1,494.00 


c\ Art 


4,975.34 


Sal -Incentive/EMT 


0.00 


12,175.00 


12,175.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Sal Fire Alarm 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Sick Leave Buyback 


0.00 




20 fiftl fi4 


0.00 


2,652.36 


Expenses 




1 1 O QCt C f\A 

1 i^.yoo.ou 


iin 1,17 c^c 
1 lU, i4 / .Ob 




o,o4 / .b / 


Furnish & Equip. 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


rt rtfi 
u.uu 


rt r\f\ 
U.UU 


1 22<) 87 


Q 157 221 95 


3,058,599.56 


669.64 


99, 182.62 


Salaries Full Time 


00 


456,228.51 


421,590 49 


0.00 


34,638.02 


Salaries Overtime 


0.00 


64,967.49 


64,451.27 


0.00 


516 22 


Salary Adjustments 


0.00 


10,153.00 


00 


000 


10,153.00 


Expenses 


284.94 


21,750.00 


7,744.91 


12,42467 


1,865.36 


Furnish & Equip. 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


284.94 


553,099.00 


493,786.67 


12,424.67 


47,172.60 


Salaries 


0.00 


37,584 00 


37,584.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Expenses 


0.00 


2,596 00 


2,325.00 


0.00 


271 00 


0.00 


40,180.00 


39,909.00 


0.00 


271.00 




5,530.71 


7.831,939.68 


7,553,944.90 


17,638.27 


265,887.22 



Salaries 


0.00 


206,175 72 


206,175 72 


0.00 


0.00 


Salaries Part Time 


0.00 


12,079 80 


12,079.80 


0.00 


0.00 


Expenses 


0.00 


13,000.00 


12,953.24 


0.00 


46.76 


0.00 


231,255.52 


231,208.76 


0.00 


46.76 


Sal-DPW Superintendent 


0.00 


101,153.68 


101,153 68 


0.00 


0.00 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


1,207,876.25 


1,207,876.25 


0.00 


0.00 


Sal -Stream Maintenance 


0.00 


11,520.00 


9,0.30.00 


0.00 


2,490.00 


Exp. Stream Maintenance 


0.00 


1,000.00 


308.12 


0.00 


691.88 


Expenses 


769.88 


329,990.00 


310,684 53 


0.00 


20,075.35 


Road Machinery Exp. 


353.80 


80,000.00 


77,846.68 


0.00 


2,507.12 


Fuel & Other 


0.00 


278,260.00 


267,591.19 


0.00 


10,668.81 


Drainage Projects 


0.00 


55,000.00 


54,821.15 


0.00 


178.85 


Public Street Lights 


0.00 


277,000.00 


228,847.61 


0.00 


48,152.39 


Furnish & Equip. 


22.50 


25.850.00 


18.805.00 


0.00 


7.067.50 


1,146.18 


2,367,649.93 


2,276,964.21 


0.00 


91,831.90 


Salaries 


0.00 


160,240.00 


135,409.05 


000 


24.830.95 


Expenses 


1.870.00 


399,230.00 


399,970.44 


0.00 


1,129.56 


1,870.00 


559,470.00 


535,379.49 


0.00 


25,960.51 


Rubbish Collection 


134,326.37 


1,596,150.00 


1,568,899.01 


161,577.36 


0.00 




134,326.37 


1,596,150 00 


1,568,899.01 


161,577 36 


0.00 


Salaries 


0.00 


177,864.40 


177,864.40 


000 


0.00 


Expenses 


0.00 


11,500.00 


8,782.53 


0.00 


2,717.47 


0.00 


189,364.40 


186,646.93 


0.00 


2,717.47 


Salaries 


0.00 


332,471.00 


300,910.62 


0.00 


31,560.38 


Expenses 


0.00 


43,000.00 


41,969.29 


0.00 


1,030.71 


0.00 


375,471.00 


342,879.91 


0.00 


32,591.09 


Salaries 


0.00 


146,447.00 


109,779.34 


0.00 


36,667.66 


Expenses 


0.00 


17.750.00 


12,713.81 


0.00 


5,036.19 




0.00 


164,197.00 


122,493.15 


0.00 


41,703.85 


Salaries 


0.00 


76,678.22 


76,678.22 


0.00 


0.00 


Expenses 


39,744.31 


48.820.00 


36,278.38 


47,637 81 


4,648 12 


39,744.31 


125,498.22 


112,956.60 


47,637.81 


4,648.12 




177,086.86 


5,609,056.07 


5,377,428.06 


209,215.17 


199,499.70 



-25- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR END JUNE 30, 2010 



C. FWD 

FUNCTION/ACTIVITY TO FY 10 

FROM FY 09 



COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: 



Board of Health 


Sal-Director 


0.00 


Board of Health 


Salaries -Other 


0.00 


Board of Health 


Expenses 


0.00 


Board of Health 


Mental Health 


0.00 


RnarH nf Health 


H^iifnicri At 1- miin 
r UlJlloil. 0£ lJ^Ulp. 


0.00 






0.00 


SealerAVeights & Measures 


Inspectional Services 


0.00 






0.00 


Planning/Conservation 


Sal-Director 


0.00 


Planning/Conservation 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


Planning/Conservation 


Expenses 


0.00 


Planning/Conservation 


Furnish & Equip. 


0.00 






0.00 


Building Inspector 


Sal-Bldg Inspector 


0.00 


Building Inspector 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


Building Inspector 


Expenses 


226.95 


Building Inspector 


Furnish & Equip. 


0,00 






226.95 


Community Development Subtotal 


226.95 


PUBLIC BUILDINGS: 






Public Buildings 


Sal-Superintendent 


0,00 


Public Buildings 


Salaries-Other 


S7 000 00 


Public Buildings 


Expenses-Town Buildings 


5,209.19 


Public Buildings 


Electric-Town Buildings 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Utilities-Town Buildings 


2 5fi2 15 


Public Buildings 


Expenses-School Building 


215.22 


Public Buildings 


Training & Conference 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Fuel Heating 


00 


Public Buildings 


Asbestos Repair 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Roof Repairs 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


HVAC Repairs 


0.00 






AA Qfifi 7C 
yoD. / D 


Public Buildings Subtotal 




44,ycSD. / O 


HUMAN SERVICES; 






Veterans' Services 


Salary 


0.00 


Veterans' Services 


Expenses 


C\ (\C\ 


Veterans' Services 


Assistance 


u.uu 






00 


Library 


Salary-Director 


0.00 


Library 


Salaries-Other 


u.uu 


Library 


Expenses 


u.uu 


Library 


M.V.L.C. 


n (\c\ 


Library 


Furnish & Equip. 


0.00 






0.00 


Recreation 


Salary-Director 


00 


Recreation 


Salaries-Other 


u.uu 


Recreation 


Expenses 


0.00 






0,00 


Elderly Services 


Salary-Director 


0.00 


Elderly Services 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


Elderly Services 


Expenses 


146.60 






146.60 


Historical Commission 


Salaries 


0.00 


Historical Commission 


Expenses 


3.219.13 






3.219.13 


Human Services Subtotal 




3,365.73 


EDUCATION: 






School Department 


Salaries 


0.00 


School Department 


Expenses 


246.208.55 






246,208.55 


Regional Vocational 


Shawsheen Vocational 


0.00 






0.00 


Education Subtotal 




246,208.55 



TRANSFER & 




C. FWD 




APPROPRIATION 


EXPENDITURES 


TO FY 1 1 


CLOSE 


FISCAI, 2010 




FRDM FY 10 




64 712 08 


64 712 08 


0.00 


00 


1 07 Qf^Q (\C\ 


1 o 1 ontj no 


625.00 


o,4.so.9o 


9,975.00 


6.993.58 


0.00 


2,981,42 


35,000.00 


35,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


00 


00 


00 


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206.363.42 


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1.726.58 


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2 191 28 


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1 81 690 I"! 


1 74 190 20 


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9 527 10 


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697 790 61 


62'i 00 


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81,368.32 


81,368.32 


0.00 


0.00 


2 270 8<i0 00 


2 208 192 25 


0.00 




180,000.00 


155,633.50 


22.658.43 


6,917.26 


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1 80 000 00 

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0.00 


969,800.00 


904.284.66 


0.00 


65,515.34 


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297.381.50 


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21.618.50 


372,979.64 


350,326.43 


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21,653.21 




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145.627.43 


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32,769,00 


32.769.00 


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13.788.00 


13.788 00 


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0.00 


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44,603.93 


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104,981.34 


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5,073.66 


36,700.00 


34.004.27 


0.00 


2.842.33 


210,497.46 


202,728.07 


0.00 


7,915.99 


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0.00 


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6,750,00 


7.902,56 


1.700 00 


366.57 


27.354,00 


27.922.93 


1.700.00 


950,20 


1,677,037.17 


1,645,910,06 


2,965 00 


31.527.84 


23,425,765,00 


22.628,61893 


590,906.44 


206,239,63 


6.574.235.00 


6.696.320.13 


0.00 


124.123 42 


30,000,000.00 


29.324.939.06 


590.906.44 


330,363.05 


3.205.000.00 


3.204.587.04 


0.00 


412.96 


3.205.000.00 


3.204.587 04 


0.00 


41296 


33,205,000.00 


32,529,526.10 


590,906.44 


330,776.01 



-26- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR END JUNE 30, 2010 



C. FWD 

FUNCTION/ACTIVITY TO FY 10 

FROM FY 09 



DEBT SERVICE: 



Debt & Interest 


Schools 


0.00 


Debt & Interest 


Gen. Government 


0.00 


Debt & Interest 


Sewer 


0.00 


Debt & Interest 


Auth Fees & Misc. 


0.00 






0.00 


Debt & Interest Subtotal 




0.00 


Insurance & Bonds 




0.00 


Employee Health & Life Insurance 


00 


Veterans' Retirement 




0.00 


Employ. Retire. Unused Sick Leave 


0.00 


Medicare Employers' Contr 




0.00 


Salary Adj & Add. Costs 




0.00 


Local Trans/Training Conf. 




0.00 


Out of State Travel 




00 


Computer Hdwe/Sftwe Maint. & Expenses 


fin 9fi2 1 n 


Annual Audit 




00 


Ambulance Billing 




00 


Town Report 




00 


Professional & Technical Services 




Reserve Fund 




0.00 


Unclassified Subtotal 






Current Year Overlay 




00 


Retirement Contributions 




00 


Offset Items 




00 


Special Education 




00 


Mass Bay Trans Auth 




n no 


MAFC (Ch. boo 01 19bJ) 




00 


RMV Non-Renewal Surcharge 




u.uu 


Metro Air Poll. Cont. Dist. 




0.00 


Mosquito Control Program 




u.uu 


M.W.R A. Sewer Assessment 




0.00 


Charter Schools 




u.uu 


School Choice 




A C\(\ 

u.uu 


Essex County Tech Institute 




00 


Statutory Charges Subtotal 




n c\f\ 

U.UU 


Unclassified 


MemorialA'eterans' Day 


U.UU 


Unclassified 


Lease of Quarters 


a c\c\ 

U.UU 


Unclassified 


Design-Main St Sewer 


Qc 7 en nn 

OO, / ou.uu 


Unclassified 


Storm Water Mgrat Plan 


\ o c Ad on 

io,b4y.yu 


Unclassified 


Senior Tax Rebate Prog. 


l.OUU.UO 


Unclassified 


0th Post Employ Benefits 


0.00 


Unclassified 


Facility Needs Study 


58,7 17.23 


Unclassified 


Drainage Master Plan # 1 


2,554.70 


Warrant Articles Subtotal 




1 lo,^U1.0<3 


Police 


Cruisers 


0.00 


Fire 


Ambulance 


0.00 


Fire 


EMS Computer System 


0.00 


Public Works 


Cemetery Expansion 


39,512.56 


Public Works 


Construct/Maint Vehicles 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Library Elevator Repairs 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Swam School Demolition 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Roof Repairs 


3,279.00 


Public Buildings 


Library Ceiling/Lighting 


29,930 04 


School 


Burner Replacement 


11,000.00 


School 


High School Tech Improve 


0.00 


School 


Fire Alarm Wildwood Sch 


0.00 


School 


Fire Alarm Shawsheen Sch 


0.00 


School 


Floor Replace Woburn St 


0.00 


School 


Handicap Improve West 


0.00 


Capital Outlay Subtotal 




83,721 60 


GRAND TOTAL 




930,030.04 



TRANSFER & 




C. FWD 




APPROPRIATION 


EXPENDITURES 


TO FY 1 1 


CLOSE 


FISCAL 2010 


FISCAL 2010 


FROM FY 10 


FISCAL 2011 


2,789,775.00 


2,789,775.00 


0.00 


0.00 


953 526.00 


953,504.22 


0.00 


21.78 


129,818.00 


129,817.50 


0.00 


0.50 


60 000 no 

Wi \J\J\J . \J\J 


1,565.00 


45,000.00 


13,435.00 


3,933, 1 19.00 


3.874.661.72 


45,000.00 


13.457.28 


3,933, 1 19.00 


3,874,661.72 


45,000.00 


13,457.28 


597 400.00 


588,504.37 


0.00 


8,895.63 


n fin 
U.UU 


U.UU 


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U.UU 


n nn 

U.UU 


13,008.48 


13,008.48 


0.00 


0.00 


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0.00 


13,327.24 


515,000.00 


498,054.77 


0.00 


16,945.23 


254 1 40 53 


2n 72n 96 


233 419 57 


0.00 


5 onn no 


2 992 32 


0.00 


2 007 68 


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0.00 


0.00 


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25 000 nn 


0.00 


0.00 


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7,912.00 


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2,088.00 


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0.00 


48,854.00 


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48,854 00 


0.00 


4,117.00 


0.00 


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443 727.00 


443 835.00 


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0.00 


13,540.00 


10,420.00 


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6,581.00 


6,581.00 


0.00 


0.00 


46,756.00 


47,337.00 


0.00 


(581,00) 


1,985,77 1.00 


1,985,771.00 


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0.00 


25,365 00 


72,512.00 


0.00 


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24,926.00 


0.00 


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6 446 558 nn 


0.00 


699 63 1 no 


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5 n 1 5 on 

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9 46 1 15 


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3,886.00 


122,000.00 


121,736.30 


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263.70 


0.00 


2,140.00 


0.00 


1,139.00 


000 


0.00 


29,930.04 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


11,000.00 


138,850.00 


138,277.51 


0.00 


572 49 


60,000.00 


1,887.45 


58,112.55 


0.00 


150,000.00 


1,887.45 


148,112.55 


000 


235,400.00 


0.00 


235,400.00 


0.00 


35,189.00 


35,189.00 


0.00 


0.00 


1,435,44800 


795,869 59 


699,48697 


2,3,813 04 


69,751,834.54 


66,215,651 20 


2,195,007.37 


2,271,205.91 



-27- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
WATER DEPARTMENT 
ANALYSIS OF CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2010 





Actual Fiscal 


Actual Fiscal 


Estimate 


Actual Fiscal 




2008 


2009 


2010 


2010 




Revenues: 












Water Receivables Rates 


3,333,286.83 


3,050,637.87 


3,000,000.00 


3,116,631 


25 


Water Receivables Services 


23,682.75 


20,178.88 


23,682.75 


7,524 


93 


Water Receivables Industrial 


27,905.40 


20,323.62 


27,905.40 


13,284 


16 


Water Receivables Connections 


76,041.06 


81,750.91 


76,041.06 


31,189 


50 


Water Receivables Fire Protection 


447,068.50 


321,705.07 


447,068.50 


333,274 


12 


Water Receivables Cross 












Connections 


32,427.50 


29,427.59 


32,427.50 


30,084 


25 


Water Liens 


151,592.83 


195,799.39 


151,592.83 


163,216 


12 


Miscellaneous 


69,994.78 


56,096.68 


4,385.74 


5,898 


22 


Reimbursements 


0.00 


858,712.12 


0.00 





00 


Total Revenue 


4,161,999.65 


4,634,632.13 


3,763,103.78 


3,701,102 


55 


Operating Costs 


5.400.466.12 


3,404,454.77 


2.918.880.00 


3.123.195 


57 


Total Operating Costs 


5,400,466.12 


3,404,454.77 


2,918,880.00 


3,123,195. 


57 


Excess Revenues over Operating 












Costs 


(1,238,466.47) 


1,230,177.36 


844,223.78 


577,906. 


98 



Other Financial Sources (Uses) 
Issuance of Bond Anticipation Notes 
Retirement of Bond Anticipation Notes 
Proceeds of General Obligation Bonds & Notes 
Operating Transfers 
Total Other Financial Sources/Uses 

Transfer to General Fund for Debt 

Service, Employees Benefits and 

Allocated Charges 648.778.00 



663,583.00 



711.053.00 



Excess of revenues and other 
sources over (under) expenditures 
and other uses 



(1,887,244.47) 



Total Fund Balance - Beginning 4,945,991.03 
Total Fund Balance - Ending 3,058,746.56 



566,594.36 133,170.78 
3,058,746.56 3,625,340.92 
3,625,340.92 3,758,511.70 



100,000.00 



711.053.00 

(33,146.02) 
3,625,340.92 
3,592,194.90 



-28- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINING STATEMENTS OF REVENUES, 
EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES 
CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2010 









Aerial 


Shawsheen 








Main 


Public 


Ladder 


School 




Total 




Street 


Safety 


Truck 


Window 


Sewer 


(Memorandu 




Sewer 


Building 


Fire Dept. 


Replace 


Interceptor 


Only) 


Town Meeting Dates 


4/22/89 


4/26/97 


5/2/2009 


5/2/2009 


5/2/2009 




Initial Project Authorization 


747.000 


7,986,000 


975.000 


715 000 


1.250.000 


n. 673.000 


REVENUES: 














Intergovernmental 


0.00 


0.00 


2.240.60 


0.00 


0.00 


2.240.60 


Total Revenue 


0.00 


0.00 


2,240.60 


0.00 


0.00 


2,240.60 


EXPENDITURES: 














Capital Outlay 














Total Expenditures 


0.00 


0.00 


2.240.60 


0.00 


816.749.29 


818.989.89 


HfXLCOO Ol ItrV^IlUco UVcl'UIlUcl cApcllUitUlco 


I/. 1/1/ 


00 


00 


00 


C81 fi 74Q 9Q^ 


VOID, l^u.£i<J] 


Other Financial Sources (Uses) 














Issuance of Bond Anticipation Notes 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


1,250,000.00 


1,250,000.00 


Retirement of Bond Anticipation Notes 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Proceeds of General Obligation Bonds 














& Notes 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Operating Transfers 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Total Other Financial SourcesAJses 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


1,250,000.00 


0.00 


Excess of revenues and other sources over 














(under) expenditures and other uses 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


433.250.71 


(816.749.29) 


FUND BALANCE JULY 1, 2009 


56,000.60 


3,615.92 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


59,616.52 



FUND BALANCE JUNE 30, 2010 5fijmfiQ 3,615.92 OOP OOP 4.33.2.50 71 492 867 23 



-29- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON 
SCHEDULE OF LONG TERM DEBT 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2010 



DESCRIPTION 



YEAR 
ISSUE 



YEAR 
DUE 



RATE 



ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL PRINCIPAL 

PRINCIPAL OUTSTANDING BOND PRINCIPAL OUTSTANDING 

AMOUNT JUNE 30, 2009 ADDITIONS RETIREMENTS JUNE 30, 2010 



INSIDE DEBT LIMIT 



Comprehensive Middle 

School 06/2001 06/2011 4.5-5.0 24,300,000 



4,874,000 



2,432,500 



2,441,500 



High School Renovation 06/2001 06/2011 4.5-5.0 975,000 



195,000 



97,500 



97,500 



Public Safety BuUding 06/2001 06/2011 4.5-5.0 5,986,000 



1,186,000 



600,000 



586.000 



Public Safety Building 06/2001 06/2011 4.5-5.0 



General Government 
Land Purchase 



12/2005 06/2011 3.9 



2,000,000 



400,000 



134,000 



200,000 



67,000 



200,000 



67,000 



Main Street Sewer 
Project 



06/2001 06/2011 4.5-5.0 



985,000 



190,000 



95,000 



95,000 



MWRA Collateral 
Agreement 



02/2003 02/2011 



119.350 



50.160 



25.080 



25.080 



TOTAL INSIDE DEBT LIMIT 



34.365.350 



7,029,160 



3,517,080 



3,512,080 




Kristen Gryglik of Liberty Mutual presents check to the Town of Wilmington, one of 
ten communities in America to earn a $10,000 Bring Back the Fourth grant. 



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PUBLIC SAFETY 




It is with great pleasure that I submit the following annual report of the operations, activities and 
accomphshments of the Wilmington Fire Department for the year 2010. 

In 2010, Fire Fighter Daniel J. Stygles retired after 26 years of service. Three new members were 
appointed. Fire Fighter Megan L. Sulhvan, Fire Fighter Brooke C. Green and Fire Fighter WiUiam J. 
Kent, III. All new members completed training at the Massachusetts Fire Academy. 

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of retired Fire Chief Daniel C. WandeU, Sr. on 
December 17, 2010. 

The manual force consists of the Chief, Deputy Chief, six Lieutenants, thirty-two fire fighters, one 
full-time clerk and one part-time clerk. The following roster is provided: 

Fire Chief 
Edward G. Bradbury, Jr. 

Deputy Fire Chief 

Edmund J. Corcoran, III 

Lieutenants 

John Brown, Jr. 
Gary J. Donovan 
Daniel M. Hurley, Jr. 
Richard T. McClellan 
Joseph T. McMahon 
Gary P. Robichaud 

Clerks 

Linda K. CeruUo 
Isabel E. Raschella - Part-Tin 

Fire Fighters 





Anthony J. Adamczyk 
Brian D. Anderson 
George A. Anderson, Jr. 
Thomas C. CaseUa 
Wnham F. Cavanaugh, III 
Thomas W. Ceres 
Walter R. Daley 
David R. Feyler 
Kenneth P. Gray 
Brooke C. Green 
Eric M. Gronemeyer 
Jacob H. Gronemeyer 
Wilham J. Herrick, Jr. 
Keith E. KeUy 
Jason M. Kennedy 
WiUiam J. Kent, III 



Andrew W. Leverone 
John F. McDonough 
Terry L. McKenna 
Michael J. McManus 
Erik J. Nansel 
Robert E. Patrie, Jr. 
Christopher G. Pozzi 
Eric S. Robbins 
Frederick J. Ryan 
Megan L. SuUivan 
Charles R. Taylor, Jr. 
Rann R. TingteUa 
Robert W. Varey, III 
Robert E. Vassallo, Jr. 
David P. Woods ' 
Robert J. Woods, Jr. 



Church Street House Fire. 



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The department responded to a total of 3,919 calls for assistance during 2010. 



Patient Assist 


95 


Line Box, Mutual Aid 


1 


Commercial Building Fire 


2 


Lockout of Building/House 


8 


Bomb Scare 


2 


Medical Aid 


1453 


Master Box 


160 


Mutual Aid - Ambulance 


137 


Burning Permits 


438 


Mutual Aid - Fire 


27 


Brush Fire 


49 


Motor Vehicle Crash 


323 


Chimney Fire 


2 


Odor, Any Type 


23 


Carbon Monoxide 


46 


Pump Job 


103 


Dumpster 


1 


Service Call 


53 


Fire Drill 


64 


Smoke In Building 


14 


Haz Mat Incident 


3 


Smoke Detector Activation 


36 


Inspections/26F, OH, Propane 


551 


Residential House/Structure 


15 


Investigations, Any Type 


267 


Training, Any Type 


19 


Keltron Activation 


9 


Truck/Car Fire 


18 



Estimated value of property endangered was $5,350,000. Estimated property loss $510,000. 



The following is a Ust of permits issued: 



Black Powder 





Propane 


49 


Blasting 


1 


Smoke Detector 


179 


Class C Explosive 





Tank 


70 


Fire Alarm 


76 


Miscellaneous 


1 


Flammable Liquid 


20 


Sprinkler 


41 


Oil Burner 


176 


Gas Stations 


4 


Truck 


33 


Reports 


36 


Welding 


6 


Carnival 


1 


Plan Review 


84 


Suppression 


5 


Copies 


22 


Dumpster 


12 


OU Lines 


24 







TOTAL 



840 




Fire Chief Edward Bradbury and Deputy Chief 
Edmund Corcoran at scene of residential fire. 

Photo by Lisa Spinelli, Wilmington Patch 

New Residential Plans Review 
New Residential Fire Inspections 
New Industrial Plans Review 
Fire Inspection Industrial/Commercial 
Underground Tank Removals 
Underground Tank Installations 
Aboveground Tank Removals 



The new Aerial Platform Tower One was placed in service 
on December 8, 2010. This apparatus replaced Ladder 
One. Tower One wdl enable the department to provide a 
much enhanced level of rescue and hfe saving abOities 
with added safety for the members of the Fire 
Department as well as the citizens of the Town. 

A new ambulance was ordered in 2010 to replace the 
2001 Ambulance 2. The department currently staffs two 
front hne ambulances to handle the ever increasing 
demand for emergency medical service. 

As required by law, the Fire Prevention Bureau under the 
direction of Lt. Daniel Hurley inspected aU schools, pubhc 
buildings, nursing homes and flammable storage 
facilities. Other inspections are hsted below: 



59 
59 
25 
25 
5 

45 



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Oil Burner/Tank 176 

Propane 49 

Nursing Home Inspections 8 

Gas Station Inspections 1 1 

Oil Truck & Pick-up Transfer Tank Inspections 34 



Shift personnel inspected 179 residential properties for smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in 
compliance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 148, Section 26F. 

Classrooms at all of the public schools K-5 and the Abundant Life Christian School and Learning 
Center grades K-8 have received instructions on fire safety by Lt. Daniel Hurley and Fire Fighters 
Frederick J. Ryan, William F. Cavanaugh, Megan L. Sullivan, Erik J. Nansel and Eric S. Robbins. 

Safe Prom mock car crash for Wilmington High School Seniors was conducted on May 4, 2010 by Lts. 
Daniel Hurley and Joseph McMahon and Fire Fighters William F. Cavanaugh, Keith E. Kelly, 
Robert W. Varey and Eric S. Robbins along with the Wilmington Police Department and High School 
S.A.D.D. students. 

The project to replace the outdated wire hne fire alarm system continues with a January 2012 switch to 
the new wireless system. The following wireless master boxes were installed in 2010: 

15 Shawsheen Elementary School, 298 Shawsheen Avenue 

45 Wildwood Early Childhood Center, 182 Wildwood Street 

1231 Chili's Grill & Bar, 207 Main Street 

1232 Sonic® Drive-In, 220 Main Street 
1234 Rite-Aid, 208 Main Street 

1312 The Corner Store, 296 Shawsheen Avenue 

1371 Silver Lake Dental, 96 Main Street 

3164 Janis Research, 2 Jewel Drive 

3228 Northeastern Development, 5 Birch Street 

5463 Spaulding Brick, 5 Lopez Road 

5479 Shriners Auditorium, 99 Fordham Road 

I wish to extend my sincere appreciation to aU members of the Fire Department for their continued 
dedication and professionaUsm providing this vital service to the residents of the Town. 

As always, the support of the Pohce Department as well as Dispatch is appreciated. 



I would like to acknowledge the Town 
Manager for his continued support of the 
Fire Department as well as the Assistant 
Town Manager, Board of Selectmen, 
Finance Committee and all other Town 
agencies for their assistance during the 
past year. 



Fire Chief Edward Bradbury accepts check 
presented by Liberty Mutual's Kristen Gryglik 
recognizing the Town as a 2010 Fire Safety Pledge 
Award recipient. 




Police Department 



In accordance with the By-Laws of the Town of Wilmington, I hereby respectfuUy submit the annual 
report on the activities of the Wilmington Police Department for the year 2010. 

The year 2010 presented some significant challenges to the men and women of the Wilmington Police 
Department. I believe the officers of this department handled those chaUenges with professionalism, 
poise and compassion and I could not be more proud to work with each of them. We have 
experienced an increase in aggressive and violent encounters perpetrated against members of our 
community and our Police Department over the past year. This reality requires a heightened sense 
of vigilance and cooperation with our community and government partners to ensure our combined 
safety. We have seen heroic acts by members of our department. Whether on duty or off, they have 
answered the call to public service with commitment, compassion and respect. 

Fiscal challenges have continued over the past year and the Department has struggled with reducing 
programs which we believe, are valuable to the community. We continue to provide child passenger 
seat installation each Wednesday in an effort to increase occupant safety to anyone who is in need of 
a certified car seat installation. We held a Rape Aggression Defense class this year and funded that 
course within our allotted budget. In years past, this program and others were funded by the 
Community Policing grants provided by the state and federal governments. The Department hopes 
for reinstatement of this funding in the year to come. It is our goal to continue to provide these 
valuable programs regardless of external funding and support. 

The Department continues to maintain partnerships 
with the Fire Department, School Department, Elder 
Services and many other municipal and private 
organizations within the town. Our cooperation with the 
Middlesex County District Attorney's office, as well as 
the state's Attorney General, have enhanced the legal 
processes for citizens affected by crime or disorder within 
the town boundaries. Our commitment to both the DEA 
and FBI task forces ensure the continuance of the 
regional and national efforts against the negative effects 
of illicit narcotic distribution, domestic and international 
terrorism, Cyber crime and Child Exploitation. We 

maintain our membership in the Northeast 
Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council and the 
regional sharing of resources. Many of our staff have 
assumed leadership roles in these partnerships and that 
level of commitment ensures our professional development in the deployment of cutting edge 
solutions to regional crime and disorder. 

The Department achieved State Certification in May of 2010. Wilmington's PoHce Department is 
one of only 40 cities and towns to achieve this award in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In the 
coming year, it is our goal to achieve State Accreditation. The process involves a thorough review of 
the Department's policies and procedures for compliance with state and federal laws as well as best 
practices in the field of law enforcement. The management team's continuous review under the 
guidelines of certification and accreditation will reduce the town's liabihty exposure and increase 
professionalism and uniformity in performance of our daily tasks as well as in unexpected, low 
frequency, events. The Police Department's Traffic and Safety Division was awarded the "Gold 
Medal" in the statewide Law Enforcement Challenge in 2010. The award is granted to departments 
who showcase their exceptional work in the areas of traffic and pedestrian safety. Competition 
across the state yielded only six gold awards throughout the Commonwealth. With each success and 
award received by the Department, we are reminded of the pursuit of excellence and the need for 
continued challenges. Our participation in these programs ensures positive peer review of our 
service levels and motivates us to achieve greater success each year. 




Residents have a chance to look inside police 
cruiser at Vehicle Day at the Library. 



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In August, Detective Patrick King retired from the Police Department after many years service as 
the Juvenile Officer. Patrick's dedication to the youth of our community was unparalleled. He was a 
staunch advocate for victims of abuse. He served as the Department's liaison to the Middlesex 
District Attorney's office in the prosecution of child, domestic and sexual abuse cases. All members 
of the Department wish Patrick a long and healthy retirement. 

Once again we are saddened with the loss of retired members of the Wilmington Police Department. 
The passing of Sergeant David M. McCue, Sr., Officers Joseph V. Balestrieri and Robert E. Vassallo, 
Sr. reminds us of the history of service to our community we share at the Department. As it was 
theirs, it is our honor to serve the residents of the Town of Wilmington. 

The following was the Departmental Roster of Personnel for most of 2010: 



Chief of Police 

Michael R. Begonis 

Deputy Chief 

Robert V. Richter 



Lieutenants 

Joseph A. Desmond, Operations/Grants 
J. Christopher Neville, Detective 
Scott A. Sencabaugh, Emergency Planning/ Training 
Brian T. Pupa, Accreditation and Policy Development 

Sergeants 

Christopher J. Ahern Charles R. Fiore 

David L. Axelrod David M. McCue, Jr. 

David J. Bradbury Daniel E. Murray 



Detectives and Specialists 

James R. White, Court/Inspector Patrick J. King, Juvenile/Sex (Retired) 

Julie M. Pozzi, DARE John M. Bossi, Narcotics 

Thomas A. Miller, Inspector Brian M. Moon, Safety Officer 

David A. Sugrue, Inspector Chester A. Bruce, 111, School Resource 

Patrick B. Nally, Inspector Brian T. Hermann, School Resource 
Brian J. Stickney, Inspector 



Ronald J. Alpers, Jr. 
Dan C. Cadigan 
Paul R. Chalifour 
John W. Delorey 
Daniel P. D'Eon 
Christopher J. Dindo 
Richard A. DiPerri, Jr. 
Anthony Fiore 
Brian J. Gillis 



Uniform Patrol Officers 

Francis D. Hancock 
Joseph F. Harris, Jr. 
Paul W. Jepson 
Paul A. Krzeminski 
Shawn W. Lee 
Louis Martignetti 
Stephen F. Mauriello 
Thomas A. McConologue 
Eric T. Palmer/ K-9 KIMO 



Michael J. Patterson 
Dennis P. Rooney 
Jon C. Shepard 
Matthew D. Stavro 
Ian G. Taylor 
Brian D. Thornton 
Michael W. Wandell 



Clerical Staff 

Julie G. Clark 
Susan M. O'Neil 



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The following are some statistical data that reflect calls for service over the past year. 

Wilmington Police Department Statistics, Year 2010 



ARRESTS OR SUMMONS: 




SEX CRIMES: 




A 

Arson 


3 


Rape 


7 


Assault & Battery 


Ol 


Indecent Exposure 


Z 


Breaking & Entering 


25 


T 1 j_ A D T» 

Indecent A&B 


5 


Counterfeiting/Forgery 


7 


Utner 




Disorderly 


o 
o 


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t A 

14 


Larceny 


KA 






Larceny Motor Vehicle 


A 

4 


MUiUit VrvrllUL/ri VlULiAl lUJNo: 




Liquor Laws 


AC 

4b 


oeat Belt 


O 1 o 


Malicious Damage 


17 


Using Without Authority 


4 


Murder 





License Violations 


215 


Narcotics 


25 


Endangering 


26 


OUI, Drunk Driving 


71 


Leaving Scene Property Damage 


16 


Rape 





/~\ J.' T T J J r\ 

Operating Under Influence 


71 


Receiving Stolen Property 




Unregistered/Uninsured 


170 


Robbery 


2 


Speed 


2,243 


Sex Onenses, not Rape 


2 


Other 


1,975 


Other 


204 


TOTAL VIOLATIONS SHOWN: 


5,032 


TOTAL: 


536 


CITATIONS ISSUED: 




PROTECTIVE CUSTODY: 




Warnings 


2,801 


Ages: 




Complaints 


112 


Under 12 





X T 1 

Non-Criminal 


950 


13/14 





Arrests 


111 


15 





lOlAL CI lAllONo: 


3,974 


16 


1 






17 





CRIMES REPORTED: 




TOTAL UNDER 18: 


1 


mi 1 A T~» 1 • TT""!!' 

Threats - Arson, Bombing, Killing 
Assault & Battery, Assault: 


19 


18 


3 


Firearm or Knife 




19 


2 


Other Weapon 


20 


20 


1 


Aggravated - Hand/Foot 


20 


21 


1 


Simple - A&B, Assault 


_73 


22 


2 


TOTAL A&B's, ASSAULTS, THREATS: 


132 


23 


4 






24 


3 






25/34 


15 


BREAKING & ENTERING: 




35/54 


23 


Residential 


105 


55 & Over 


2 


Non Residential 


36 


TOTAL OVER 18: 


56 


Attempted 

TOTAL BREAKING & ENTERING 


_6 
147 


TOTAL PROTECTIVE CUSTODY 


57 







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ROBBERY: 

LARCENIES: Firearm 1 

Larceny From Person 1 Other Weapon 2 

Credit Card Fraud 24 Strong Arm 4 

Shoplifting 18 TOTAL ROBBERIES: 7 
From Motor Vehicle 9 

WV Parts & Accessories 3 INCIDENTS REPORTED: 

Bikes 2 Warrants Served 97 

From Buildings 40 Disturbances 405 

From Coin Machines Domestic Problems No Arrests 140 

Other 163 Assist Other Agencies 772 

TOTAL LARCENIES: 260 Medical Emergency 1,242 

Juvenile Complaints 43 

Forgery, Uttering, Identity Fraud 41 Suspicious Activity, Person, Vehicle 1,552 

Malicious Damage Complaints 261 

MOTOR VEHICLES STOLEN: Missing persons 46 

Autos 13 Other Calls/Complaints 12,661 

Trucks & Buses 1 MA'' Accidents 695 

Other Vehicles 3 Alarms 1,163 

TOTAL MA^ THEFT: 17 Traffic Complaint 1.463 

TOTAL: 20,540 

RECOVERED MOTOR VEHICLES: 

Stolen Wilmington OTHER DEPARTMENT FUNCTIONS: 

and Recovered Wilmington 5 Restraining Orders Served 141 

Stolen Wilmington Parking Tickets Issued 200 

and Recovered Out of Town 5 Firearms I.D. Issued 38 

Stolen Out of Town License To Carry Issued 162 

and Recovered Wilmington 3 Gunsmith Permits 1 

TOTAL RECOVERED: 13 Reports to Insurance 

Companies and Attorneys 539 

Animal Complaints 850 

Child Safety Seats 345 

TOTAL: 2,276 




Police Department Safety Officers meet with 
North Intermediate School class. 



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Aeimal Control 



Complaints 


833 


Trips 


822 


Trip Hours 


780 


Animals Picked Up 


29 


Animals Returned to Owners 


28 


Animals Adopted 


1 


Animals Picked Up Deceased* 


54 


Animals Quarantined 


9 


Animals Euthanized** 


1 


Total Days for Pets in Kennel 


59 


Pets Vaccinated at Rabies Clinic 


230 


Barn Inspections 


29 


Citation Fees Issued 


$105.00 


Total Phone Hours 


1,026 


Total Working Hours 


1,755 



* Majority of which are wildlife 
** Raccoon 




Local resident has pet vaccinated at the rabies clinic held at 
the Public Buildings Department. 



FACILITIES & INFRASTRUCTURE 




The PubUc Buildings Department is responsible for the maintenance of all town and school 
buildings. We are responsible to ensure that facilities are properly cleaned and maintained for town 
employees, school children and personnel and for the general public. We also repair town-owned 
traffic signals and assist the Water Department in maintaining their buildings. 

The following are highlights for some of the projects completed during 2010: 

Routine maintenance was performed in all school and municipal 
buildings. 

Voting areas were set up for elections. 
Set up for Fourth of July Festivities. 

Chairs and choral risers were moved from school to school for 
musical concerts and plays. 

Food and supplies deUvered for each school. 

Chairs, staging and sound system were set up for the Annual 
Town Meeting. 

Public Buildings personnel prepare for ^11 schools were cleaned over the summer and ready for a clean. 
Fourth of ]uly festivities. fresh start to the school year. 

All town buildings' boilers, Univents and exhaust systems were 
cleaned and serviced over the summer. 

A new roof was installed on the South School (Food Pantry). 
A new roof was installed on the Harnden Tavern. 




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Vinyl asbestos floor tile and cove base was removed from the entire building and replaced with new 
Vinyl Composite Tile at the Woburn Street School. 

Installation of two new high energy-efficient hot water storage tanks at the West Intermediate 
School that replaced a 1964, 1,200 gallon water heater as part of an energy conservation project. 

"^^^^^^^^^^^^^"^ ' A new Life Safety Fire Alarm system was 

installed at the Shawsheen Elementary School. 

A new Life Safety Fire Alarm system was 
installed at the Wildwood Early Childhood 
Center. 

A new energy-efficient lighting system was 
installed in the Woburn Street School 
gymnasium and cafeteria. This installation not 
only reduces energy costs, it also increases the 
lighting levels to current standards. 




Will MacKinnon, candidate for Eagle Scout, 
organized the construction of storage behind the 
Book Store Next Door. 

A new energy-efficient lighting system was 
installed in the Shawsheen Elementary School 
cafeteria. 

A new energy-efficient Ughting system was 
installed in the North Intermediate School 
gymnasium. 

A new energy-efficient lighting system was 
installed in both the West Intermediate School and the Boutwell Early Childhood Center cafeterias. 

A new energy-efficient Ughting system was installed in the Town Hall auditorium and offices. 

All town-owned traffic signals were maintained and repaired as needed. 

All Ughting was maintained and repaired for the Town Park, Town Common, tennis courts and the 
exterior of aU town-owned buildings. 

I gratefully acknowledge the support of the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, town departments, 
school administration and especiaUy aU the employees of the Public Buildings Department for their 
continued support and cooperation making 2010 a productive year. 




In 2010 members of the Permanent Building Committee combined forces with other members of the 
community to form the newly established High School Building Committee. This committee which 
includes the entirety of the Permanent Building Committee will function in accordance with 
Massachusetts School building Authority regulations to manage and oversee all phases of a high 
school building project. In 2011 the project will move into the feasibility study and schematic design 
phase. We look forward to the eventual construction of a new or renovated high school. 

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, town 
departments, school administration and especially the people of Wilmington in their support and 
cooperation for future projects. 



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Department of Public Works 



In accordance with the By-laws of the Town of Wilmington, I, Donald N. Onusseit, hereby respectfully 
submit the annual report on the activities of the Wilmington Department of Pubhc Works for the year 
2010. 

The Department of Pubhc Works consists of six (6) divisions: Highway, Tree, Cemetery, Parks and 
Grounds, Engineering and Water & Sewer. 

Major Pubhc Works Projects : 

In the spring, the town received over 20 inches of rain during a four week period. This resulted in 
severe flooding and damage to major culverts on Woburn Street and Clark Street. During this flood, 
the DPW was able to respond to town-wide flooding over the course of several weeks and the 
destruction of two major culverts. The DPW rebuilt the damaged major culverts on Clark Street and 
Woburn Street with the use of in-house forces, some contractual assistance and donated pipe from 
the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. The town has applied for, and expects to receive, 
over $90,000 in reimbursement from FEMA for the work related to this disaster. 

Woburn Street Reconstruction Project - Construction on the section of sidewalk on Woburn Street from 
Lowell Street to the Woburn city hne was completed with the final course of paving in 2010. This 
project involved drainage improvements, a continuous sidewalk from Lowell Street to Eames Street, 
and roadway reconstruction for the length of the project hmits. 

At SUver Lake, Eurasian Watermilfoil was treated with the use of Diquat herbicide. The treatment was 
permitted through the Conservation Commission and was apphed by Aquatic Control Technologies 
(ACT), state hcensed apphcators. A year end lake survey reported close to 100% eradication of visible 
Eurasian Watermilfoil, although plant roots are likely stiU present at the bottom of the lake. The lake 
may see subsequent apphcations in accordance with ongoing invasive species management. 

Highway Division (658-4481) 



All regular highway 
maintenance work was carried 
out during the year, such as 
sweeping streets, instaUing 
street and warning signs, 
patching streets, cleaning catch 
basins, cutting brush along the 
roadsides, picking up trash 
along our roadsides, painting 
and replacing guardrails, 
repairing broken curbing, 
painting safety hnes and 
crosswalks on streets, etc. 

Drainage : 

Drainage system improvements 
and extensions were 
accomphshed by the 
Department of Pubhc Works at 
the following locations: 




The young, and young at heart, enjoyed Vehicle Day at the library. 



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Drainage Systems : 

Andover Street - In the area of Fiorenza Drive to 402 Andover Street, over 470 linear feet of 15 inch 
pipe and over 220 hnear feet of 15 inch pipe with 10 catch basins were installed. 



BurUngton Avenue - Adjacent to 223 Burlington Avenue, 110 Unear feet of 12 inch pipe and one (1) 
catch basin were installed. 

Swain Road - Two (2) catch basins and 900 linear feet of 12 inch pipe were installed. 



Culvert Replacements : 

Clark Street at Mill River - Two (2) - 48 inch corrugated metal pipes were replaced with two (2) - 48 
inch RCP culverts with wing walls and guardrails. 

Woburn Street at Martins Brook - One (1) - 28 inch x 51 inch corrugated metal pipe was replaced with 
two (2) - 48 inch RCP culverts with wing walls and guardrails. 

Roadway Projects: 

The following roadway projects were undertaken by the Department of PubUc Works in 2010: 

Bituminous Concrete Resurfacing and Associated Reconstruction : Chapter 90 funds from the 
Massachusetts Highway Department were used for a total of 14,453 linear feet (2.7 miles) of work on 
the following roadway projects: 

Burlington Avenue - Floradale Avenue to Boutwell Street (3,970 linear feet) 

Englewood Drive - Kenwood Avenue to End (460 linear feet) 

Hanson Road - Woodland Road to End (800 linear feet) 

Kenwood Avenue - Woburn Street to End (1,750 linear feet) 

Redwood Terrace - Kenwood Avenue to End (655 linear feet) 

Woburn Street - Lowell Street to Woburn city line (5,718 linear feet) 

Woodland Road - Lowell Street to End (1,100 linear feet) 



With the use of town funds, the DPW repaired and resurfaced 790 linear feet of South Street from 
Lake Street to the Tewksbury town line. 

Snow & Ice Removal : The Highway Division recorded 55 inches of snow for the winter of 2009-2010. 
The average annual snowfall for Wilmington is approximately 56 inches. 



Household Rubbish Collection, Disposal and Recycling (658-4481) 



The Department of Public Works is responsible for the town's various refuse disposal and recycling 
programs. These programs include household rubbish and recychng; appliance, television and computer 
monitor recycling; yardwaste recycling; waste oil collection and household hazardous waste collection. 
This year. Household Hazardous Waste Day was held on Saturday, May 8, 2010. 



Solid Waste and Recychng : 



In 2010 the town collected the following amounts of trash and recyclable material: 



Trash Collected at Curbside 
Recyclables Collected at Curbside 
White Goods Collected at Curbside 
Yardwaste Collected at Curbside 
Yardwaste Delivered to Recycling Center 
Cathode Ray Tubes (TV's, Monitors) Collected 



9,558 Tons 

1,425 Tons (Recycled) 

50 Tons (Recycled) 

617 Tons (Recycled) 

427 Tons (Recycled) 

44 Tons (Recycled) 



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The yardwaste recycling program continued with the recychng of leaves, grass chppings, brush and 
Christmas trees. In January, 2,083 Christmas trees (approximately 26 tons) were collected at curbside 
by the Department of Pubhc Works. 

Working under a Beneficial Use Determination (BUD) issued by the Massachusetts Department of 
Environmental Protection (DEP), the Department of Pubhc Works removed the following waste 
material from our Yardwaste Center in 2010: 

Water Treatment Plant Residuals 1,991 Tons 

Street Sweepings/Catch Basin Cleanings 3,983 Tons 

The mixed material was approved by DEP for cover material at the Amesbury, MA sanitary landfill 
which saved the town approximately $95,000 over what the cost would have been for direct disposal. 

Tree Division (658-2809) 

The Tree Division carried out aU regular maintenance work such as trimming, cutting, spraying, tree 
removal and tree planting. We removed roadside trees that were dead or interfered with public safety 
at numerous locations. 

The Town Common was illuminated again this year with Christmas hghts installed by the Tree 
Division. This year the town used approximately 3,000 LED hghts. LED hghts use significantly less 
energy than conventional hghts. 

Dutch Elm Disease : The Tree Division removed 27 diseased Dutch Elm trees that were at least 6 inches 
in diameter. 

Mosquito Control: The town contracts its mosquito control out to the Central Massachusetts Mosquito 
Control Project (CMMCP). The CMMCP practices Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM), blending 
state-of-the-art methods and techniques with expertise, experience and scientific research to provide 
member communities with modern, environmentally sound, cost effective mosquito control. As part of 
the effort to reduce the need for pesticides, they continue to expand their water management program. 
By cleaning clogged and overgrown waterways, mosquito breeding can be reduced, wetlands are 
restored and water quahty is improved. 

BTI mosquito laivicide is used to treat areas where mosquito larvae are found. They routinely check 
known breeding sites, but also encourage the pubhc to notify them of any areas they suspect could breed 
mosquitoes. Field crews will investigate all such sites and treat if needed. 

The goal is to handle all mosquito problems with water management or larviciding but it is recognized 
that there are times when adult mosquito spraying is the only viable solution. In such cases residential 
and recreational areas are treated with either hand-held or pick-up mounted sprayers. 



Preparatmis are made for the Fourth oj jiili/ 
Family Day Baby Crawl Event. 




Lines are painted on the field behind 
Town Hall. 



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Cemetery Division (658-3901) 



All regular maintenance work was carried out throughout the year, such as mowing grass, weeding, 
trimming, resetting grave markers, pouring foundations for monuments, etc. 



BURIALS 



RECEIPTS 



Residents 
Non-Residents 

Moved New Lot/Disinterment 
TOTAL: 

(Cremations - 45; Infants - 0) 
RESERVE 



83 
65 

148 



Interments 

Foundations 

Deeds 

TOTAL: 



$ 85,570.00 

$ 2,591.33 

$ 315.00 

$ 88,476.33 



TRUST FUND 



Sale of Lots 
Refund Reserve 
TOTAL: 



$ 14,575.00 

B QJDO 

$ 14,575.00 

GRAND TOTAL: 



Perpetual Care 
Refund Trust 
TOTAL: 

$ 117,626.33 



$ 14,575.00 

I OOQ 

$ 14,575.00 



Parks & Grounds Division (658-4481) 

In 2010, the DPW began working on a new approach to turf management with the goal of improving the 
safety and playabihty of the town's 39 acres of playing fields. After soil testing and a competitive 
procurement process was undertaken, the DPW began the new turf management plan in July. The plan 
includes the following: 

• Greater use of organic soil amendments and fertilizers to build the long term sustainabUity of 
the soils. 

• Increased core aerations with the addition of a much greater concentration of sports turf mix. 

• Greater mowing frequency to improve plant health. 

The DPW is confident that this new program will achieve its goals of improving the safety and 
playabihty of the town's playing fields that are heavily used by school sports teams and youth sports 
groups. 

In addition to the new turf management plan, regular maintenance was carried out throughout the year 
such as cutting grass, trimming shrubs, aerating playing fields, marking ball fields for baseball, softbaU, 
football, field hockey and soccer. All fields and parks were fertiUzed and brush was cleared from the air 
vents at all the town's schools. 



Athletic Field Projects : All fields were aerated and fertihzed during the year. Alumni Field at the high 
school was top dressed and reseeded in preparation for the start of the fall season. 

In the fall, the DPW began the installation of a field irrigation system for the new soccer field behind the 
former Whitefield School Building. This project will be complete in the spring of 2011 and will allow the 
town to provide a fully maintained field for Wilmington's youth soccer players. 

Engineering Division (658-4499) 

The Engineering Division assisted town departments, boards and commissions with engineering related 
projects. This included the review of subdivision plans, site plans and special permits for the Planning 
Board, Notice of Intent plan fihngs for the Conservation Commission and various Board of Appeals 
cases. The Division also estabhshed surety estimates for subdivision projects and performed 
construction inspections of subdivision roadways. In addition, surveying services and construction 
inspection were provided for various projects of the Department of Pubhc Works. 



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Water & Sewer Department (978-658-4711) 



Water: 

Over the past year, the Water Department continued to focus on upgrading equipment, improving 
water system hydrauHcs and maintaining high water quahty throughout the distribution system. 
Operational and strategic decisions pertaining to the water infrastructure were made with a focus on 
both immediate and long-term gains. 

The Browns Crossing Wellfield Replacement Project began this past fall. Anticipated to be 
completed in the spring of 2011, the new wellfield will replace the current wells, which have 
experienced a consistent decline in production over the years. Located in areas that now allow for 
maintenance and accessibility, the new wells will recover lost production by increasing the supply 
from Town generated water. In addition to the increase in water supply, the replacement of the aged 
pumping equipment will allow the station to operate in a more productive and cost effective manner. 
The project includes the construction of fifteen (15) gravel-packed wells, conversion of one (1) 18-inch 
angle well into a vacuum well, water main installation, pump station upgrades including 
replacement of two (2) centrifugal pumps, vacuum priming system, variable frequency drives, 
interior process piping, and all appurtenant mechanical and electrical work. Architectural and 
structural improvements to the pump station building will also be completed. 

A 2010 Doosan DX190-W excavator was purchased to replace the aging excavator in the fleet. The 
new excavator, which is more powerful and less prone to costly repairs than the previous machine, 
enables the Water Department to complete projects such as water main replacement, in-house, both 
safely and efficiently. 

As in previous years, the Water Department continued to use in-house personnel and equipment to 
replace undersized water mains. At a cost that is substantially less than hiring external contractors, 
the department replaced approximately 1,320 linear feet of undersized 2-inch pipe in 2010. 
Replacing the undersized mains with 8-inch ductile iron pipe improves water quality, enhances 
water hydraulics and increases fire protection. 

Continuing the practice of improving the water distribution system, the aging booster station and 
the antiquated storage tank located on Industrial Way were terminated in May. Due to the age and 
condition, it was beneficial to the town to eliminate the tank and station instead of undertaking a 
costly rehabilitation. In addition, the most recent master plan concluded that the elimination of the 
tank and station would not negatively impact the hydraulics of the water in the surrounding area. 

The two water treatment plants in town, Butters Row Plant and E. H. Sargent Plant, received 
needed upgrades in both equipment and material. At the Sargent Plant, a modern variable 
frequency drive was purchased to replace a 20 year old unit that had experienced multiple 
breakdowns. The new variable frequency drive should prove to be far more energy efficient, 
resulting in savings related to energy costs. In both the Butters Row Plant and the Sargent Plant, 
the filter media was replaced with a new bed of Granular Activated Carbon. Granular Activated 
Carbon removes fine particles, tastes, odor and volatile organic compounds from the water before it 
is distributed into the system. 

The 11 master meters in our system were inspected and calibrated. All were found to be in good 
condition and are reading accurately. These meters quantify the amount of water pumped from the 
following locations; the aquifer at the pump stations, water into the water treatment plants (WTP), 
water leaving the WTP and water withdrawals at the interconnections with Woburn, Burlington and 
the MWRA. 

During the months of May and June, a water main flushing and valve-exercising program was 
performed. The department utilizes the flushing of mains to remove sediments and tuberculation 
that have accumulated in the water pipes. Approximately 6.2 million gallons of water was used to 
accomplish this task. This is a necessary procedure to generate the delivery of high-quality potable 
water to your home or business. At this time, all fire hydrants are inspected and repairs are made to 
any that are not in proper working condition. 



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we also asKcQ an une owners oi Lne private yaru nyaranis ii tney wouiu iiKe us to cnecK meir 
hydrants for proper working condition. The majority of owners agreed to this compHmentary service 
and 184 inspections were performed. Following these inspections, we provided the owners with a 
written notification of any repairs that were needed. We also lubricated any caps that were not 
easily removed. A detailed breakdown of those who did not participate or hydrants in need of repair 
was sent to the tire department tor their knowledge. 


The department maintains and repairs as needed; 126 miles of water mains, 7,517 service 
connections, 1,174 fire hydrants, 754 main valves, 3 storage tanks, 9 pumping stations and 2 water 
treatment facilities in the town. In addition, the department removes snow and ice adjacent to the 
fire hydrants and assists the Highway Department with roadway snow and ice removal. 


Pumping Statistics: 




Wilmington Treated 


GALLONS CUBIC FEET 


Maximum per Day 
Maximum per Week 
Maximum per Month 


2,135,653 285,515 
13,817,367 1,847,242 
57,783,086 7,725,011 


MWRA Purchased 




Maximum per Day 
Maximum per Week 
Maximum per Month 


2,269,578 303,420 

1 1 1(^1 QSQ 1 AQO QA(? 

ii,iD(,ooy i,4yii,yDo 
41,118,008 5,497,060 


Combined 




Maximum per Day 
Maximum per Week 
Maximum per Month 


4,134,078 552,684 
23,896,444 3,194,712 
98,901,094 13,222,071 


Average per Day 
Average per Month 


2,208,823 295,297 
67,185,040 8,981,957 


lotal rurcnasea ^lviwn.A; 
Total Treated (Wilmington) 
Total Provided for Distribution 


17/1 O'iK 171 9Q OQQ /I79 

631,985,312 84,490,015 
806,220,483 107,783,487 


Total Pumped from Aquifer (Raw) 




Precipitation Statistics: 




Annual Rain Fall (Inches) 
Annual Snow Fall (Inches) 


51.04 
53.50 


Consumption Statistics: 


PERCENTAGE OF 
GALLONS CUBIC FEET TOTAL PUMPED 


Municipal Use 


10,038,212 1,342,007 1.2 


Residential Use 


461,334,603 61,675,749 57.2 


Commercial Use 


37,862,765 5,061,867 4.7 


Industrial Use 


218,816,853 29,253,590 27.1 


Annual Water Main Flushing 


6,169,250 824,766 0.8 


Miscellaneous Hydrant Use 


311,200 41,604 <0.002 


Total Accounted For Pumped 


734,532,883 98,199,583 91.1 


Unaccounted for Use * 


71,687,600 9,583,904 8.9 



The difference between accounted for and unaccounted for water consists of water lost to main 
and service breaks, fighting fires, street sweeping and theft. 



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Water Distribution: 

The following new water mains were constructed in 2010: 

In-House Water Main Improvements Length 

Dobson Street 770' 

Garden Avenue 250' 

Fairfield Road 240' 

Morningside Drive 60' 

Water Mains Installed by Private Contractors 

Cleveland Avenue 300' 

Lake Street 960' 



Size 

8" 
8" 
8" 
8" 



8" 
12" 



Hydrants 
1 
1 



1,200.000,000 



1,100,000,000 



1,000.000,000 



900,000,000 - 



V) 

z 
o 



1 800.000.000 - 



< 



700.000,000 



600,000,000 



500,000,000 



400,000,000 



Town of Wilmington Annual Water Consumption 



1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 

YEAR 



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Sewer Collection System: 



Sewer: 

The sewer department maintains approximately 20 miles of main pipe, 8 pump stations, 1,542 
services and a septage receiving facility. 

During 2010, the department continued to maintain and clean sewer lines as needed. Any 
discovered leaks, blockages or structural deficiencies were corrected as soon as possible. In general, 
the sewer system continues to be in very good condition. 

As part of the inflow and infiltration removal program, a program that focuses on eliminating 
extraneous flow into the sewer system, 3,300 linear feet of the Main Street Interceptor was 
rehabilitated. The interceptor, a 36-inch diameter, reinforced concrete pipe (RCP), conveys the 
Town's sewage to the MWRA sewer system. The rehabilitation consisted of installing approximately 
3,300 linear feet of cured-in-place liner (CIPPL); epoxy coating of the sewer manholes; various 
specific manhole rehabilitations; and all associated appurtenances. The work also involved the 
cleaning and internal inspection of the interceptor sewer prior to the installation of the CIPPL. This 
will vastly improve our ongoing effort to remove groundwater, rainwater or inflow and infiltration 
from the sewer system. 

There were 11 service connections made to the sewer system during 2010. 




Brown 's Crossing at High Tide! 



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HUMAN SERVICES & CONSUMER AFFAIRS 




Wilmington Memorial Library enriches life in the community by supporting and promoting the joy of 
reading, lifelong learning and personal entertainment and is a welcoming place for quiet reflection, 
human interaction and community connection. The library's mission stated here was fulfilled in 
2010 with a vast array of services and new initiatives. 

The Joy of Reading 

As the market for e-readers became increasingly competitive, more residents became interested in 
buying and borrowing e-books. We responded by presenting an "e-reader petting zoo" in November. 
Library staff demonstrated popular e-readers including the Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad, the Barnes 
and Noble Nook and the Sony Reader. Library patrons are able to borrow these devices allowing 
them to become more familiar with this new reading technology. They can also now download e-book 
content for their e-readers through a service provided by the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium. 
Although e-readers will have an impact on book publishing, circulation statistics show that interest 
in reading print books wiU likely co-exist with the interest in the e-reader technology for the 
foreseeable future. In fact, book circulation has increased in the past five years. In 2010, book 
circulation totaled 145,991 compared to 126,265 in 2005. Whether one's preference is to read To Kill 
a Mockingbird on an e-reader, in print format or hstening to the audio book, the Ubrary will support 
and promote the joy of reading as part of its essential mission. 




The Library's Annual Summer Reading program promotes 
reading for residents of all ages through the summer months. In 
2010, the theme of the Summer Reading program was Go Green 
at Your Library. Many events and book discussions focused on 
recycling, conservation and the environment. Children's 
programs included: Animal World Experience: Going Green in 
Your Backyard and Vic and Sticks Recycled Rhythm Band. 
Teens learned how to make ice cream without using electricity. 
Adult readers had the opportunity to read about important 
environmental issues by reading and discussing Go Green books 
such as Ecological Intelligence by Daniel Goldman. 



Lifelong Learning 

Reading Co-operative Bank donates bags 

for the Summer Reading Program. The library offered a variety of educational events and classes 

throughout the year. In January, the Keeping House series 
included lectures on using power tools, selecting window treatments and reducing your carbon 
footprint in your home. In March, Paul Beran, Director of the Outreach Center at Harvard 
University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies, gave an overview of Iran: government, religion, 
geography and economy along with highhghts into contemporary culture. A spring gardening series 
included lectures on tree care, organic gardens and lawn care. 

New program offerings this year include quarterly non-fiction book discussions led by Adult Services 
Librarian, Katie Huffman. In 2010, the library presented a technology series in the spring and again 
in the fall. Professor Haim Levkowitz, from UMass Lowell, taught the audience how to use 
computers for their finances, protect themselves online and how to buy and maintain a computer. 
Alicia Verno, Technical Services Librarian, presented a lecture on Facebook and Linkedln. 
Children's Librarian, Susan MacDonald, organized a chess club for children which has proven to be 
very popular. In the fall, the hbrary began offering regular Saturday programming for parents and 
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As partners in education, the library collaborates with the Wilmington Public Schools. In the spring, 
we worked with the schools to encourage parents to sign up their kindergarten child for a library 
card. All kindergarten students who came to the library by May 1*' and signed up for a library card 
were entered in a drawing for a backpack filled with school supplies funded by Friends of the 
Library. In October, Teen Services Librarian, Brandy Banner, presented book talks to 15 classes at 
the high school and a presentation at the middle school for the entire sixth grade. In December, 
approximately 150 parents and children attended an open house at the library for students and 
families of the Shawsheen Elementary School. The event was organized by Children's Librarian, 
Susan MacDonald, and Reading Specialist, Joanne Miles. Teen Services Librarian, Brandy Banner, 
and Adult Services Librarian, Katie Huffman, presented a class about the library's subscription 
databases to the Social Studies teachers at the Wilmington High School in Becember. These classes 
are offered to all subject departments for teacher in-service training. 

Personal Entertainment 

Residents saved money in this down economy by using their library as a source for personal 
entertainment. In 2010, circulation of BVDs and videos totaled 70,595. Circulation of music CBs 
totaled 18,174. The library now has gaming software for the Wii, Xbox and Playstation. In 2010, 
circulation for gaming software was 3,145. The library once again offered quarterly "After Hours" 
concerts with affordable ticket prices. The February concert featured Boogaloo Swamis, the May 
concert featured Jordan Valentine, the August concert featured Ball in the House and the Becember 
concert featured Athene Wilson. Free music events included Nashville Clippers in March, the music 
of Robert Schumann in July and Italy in Song presented by Ferdinando Argenti in October. The 
Senior Tones entertained the audience in November with the doo-wop sounds of the thirties, the 
oldies of the fifties and sixties along with some Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra tunes. There 
were music events for children throughout the year including programs such as Music and More 
with Bernadette Baird and Music with Dara. Seventy teens came to the library on a Friday night in 
Becember to listen to the rock band Mindwalk Blvd. 

The library offered a variety of film programs for aU ages using our new audiovisual system installed 
in March. This system was funded by the Friends of the Library and with state aid money. On 
movie nights in the large meeting room, the experience is like being in a movie theater with 
awesome sound quality and a larger, clearer screen. Set up for movie nights, using a laptop for 
Power Point programs and the new microphone system, etc. is much easier and quicker than the old 
system. In the small meeting room, we added a 55 inch LCB television that connects to the BVB 
player in the large meeting room. This room is ideal for showing films for a smaller audience and for 
conducting small group meetings. 

A Welcoming Place 

We continued our efforts to make the library more welcoming and user friendly. Unfortunately, the 
year began with a leak in the hydraulic system of our elevator that put the elevator out of service for 
five months. The elevator was out of service for this length of time due to the expense of the repair 
and the legal requirements of the public bid process. Staff and library users' patience with this 
building inconvenience and limited accessibility to the second floor was much appreciated. 

In a survey conducted in 2005 and in 2009, residents indicated that they wanted the library to 
provide space for quiet study. Bue to the space constraints of the building and the increase in 
library use, library users could not always find a place to quietly study. For the past few years, there 
has been a significant increase in the number of tutors using all the available tables during peak 
periods. In order for the library to make available its space and resources for the quiet enjoyment of 
all users, the Board of Library Trustees adopted a Tutor Policy in November (effective, January 1, 
2011). This policy allows tutors to use the Banda Room on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 
6 p.m. during the school year and from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the summer. Implementing this tutor 
policy enables the library to create a quiet study zone on the first floor. 



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Since most library users come to the library to browse, the library's first floor book collection was 
reorganized into neighborhoods in September, creating a book store like browsing experience. With 
appropriate signage, users can easily locate books on diet and exercise, parenting, legal issues, 
cooking, house decorating, etc. Circulation statistics in some of these neighborhoods already show 
increases compared to last year's data. 

Library staff must provide good customer service in order to ensure a positive and welcoming 
experience. In July, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners awarded the library a 
federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This $10,000 grant provided 
funding for customer service training for library staff conducted during October and November and 
for the development of promotional and marketing initiatives scheduled for early 2011. 

Community Connection 

The library presented a variety of events designed to reach out and connect residents with the 
library and with each other. To celebrate National Poetry Month, the library held its annual poetry 
contest in April. This year's theme was "money" and 80 poems were submitted by poets ranging in 
age from kindergarten to adult. In October, the library held its annual Apple Pie Bake Off, to 
commemorate Wilmington's historic Baldwin Apple. There were 18 pies entered and many people 
stopped by to enjoy a slice of pie and cup of coffee. 

The library hosted its first Community Fair on Saturday, September 25. The goal in hosting this fair 
was to connect Wilmington residents with a network of service organizations in the area. Residents 
learned about services and volunteer opportunities offered by 22 participating non-profit 
organizations. The weather was beautiful and unseasonably warm. We also celebrated the Town's 
280''^ birthday which coincidently fell on the date of the fair. Free slices of cake (made by Shawsheen 
Valley Technical High School culinary students) and lemonade were served. The feedback from the 
organizations that participated in the Community Fair was very positive. Some gained new 
members and others were pleased to add to their mailing lists. All organizations expressed an 
interest in participating in the event in 2011. Pro Shred, a paper shredding company, was also 
onsite at the Community Fair for bulk shredding of paper items. Residents were able to have 
documents shredded at no cost. 




Garden Club Members Paula Butterworth, 
Marilyn Penny and Charlotte Stewart 
at Community Fair. 



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A number of local non-profit organizations and groups met at the library this year including: the 
Farmer's Market, the RepubHcan Town Committee, the Democratic Town Committee, the Enghsh 
Conversation Group, Bookends and the Special Education Parents Group. The U.S. Census Bureau 
used the library's meeting rooms for training during April and May. 



Community Support 




The Friends of the Library is once 
again acknowledged for its 
tremendous support. The goal of 
2010 Friends Annual Appeal is to 
fund the purchase of laptop 
computers for technology classes 
and to replace the old microfilm 
machine with new technology. In 
light of these tough economic times, 
the generosity of all donors to the 
Annual Appeal is appreciated. The 
Friends Book Store Next Door was 
recognized as a model of community 
support and collaboration with the 
announcement in December that the 
Town was selected as a recipient of 
the Massachusetts Municipal 
Association (MMA) Kenneth E. 
Pickard Municipal Innovation 
Presentation of MMA Innovation Award to Book Store Next Door Award. Kudos to Co-Managers 
From Left: Outgoing MMA President Beverly Mayor William Scanlon, Robert Hayes and Karen Campbell 
Incoming MMA President Natick Selectman Joshua Ostroff, Town Manager volunteers who donate 

Michael Cairo, Library Director Christina Stewart, Karen Campbell, <^heir time at the Book Store Next 

Robert Hayes and MMA Executive Director Geoff Beckwith Door. 

The library received a $12,500 grant from Praxair towards the purchase of a self-check unit. Praxair 
is headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut with an office in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. The self- 
check unit was installed on the first floor in October. Self-check allows for private and convenient 
check out of library materials similar to the self-service technology available in other venues such as 
banks and grocery stores. Self-check stations are being added in Hbraries across the country as 
library activity increases and staff is redeployed to provide direct assistance to customers. Providing 
self-check in the library also helps relieve stafl' of repetitive tasks thereby allowing them to turn 
their attention to more important tasks, including customer assistance. 

We thank aU those who made donations to 
the library in memory of, or in honor of, a 
loved one. Dorothy Wiberg, a former 
employee at the Wilmington Memorial 
Library, died on February 27, 2010. Her 
family designated the library for memorial 
donations in lieu of flowers. After 
consultation with Dorothy's family, the 
hbrary purchased two stone benches with 
the donations received. These benches 
were placed on the grassy area next to the 
Hbrary parking lot. 




Memorial Benches donated in memory of 
Dorothy Wiberg from her children. 

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We gratefully acknowledge financial support for the library's museum passes from the Friends of the 
Library, the Community Fund, the Sons of Italy and the Wilmington Arts Council. Other 
organizations that made financial donations to the library include the Mom's Club of Wilmington, 
the Wilmington Education Foundation and Danvers Bank of Wilmington. We also thank the 
Reading Cooperative Bank that donated 700 reusable cloth bags given to every child who registered 
for the Summer Reading program containing their Summer Reading kit. 

Staff and Trustees 

Alicia Verno, Head of Technical Services, resigned her position in July. Curtis Wyant joined the 
staff in September as our first Technology Librarian. Library Trustee James Banda, who served the 
library for 25 years, was recognized with the honor of having the library's small meeting room 
named the James Banda Room by vote at the Annual Town Meeting in May. Jim resigned from the 
Board of Library Trustees in June. Town Manager Michael Caira appointed James Lemay to the 
Board in September. 

As noted previously, the library staffed received formal customer service training this year. 
Following the customer service training, an in house committee developed the following "Customer 
Service Promise:" 

The Wilmington Memorial Library will provide all patrons with a courteous and comfortable 
library experience. Patrons will be welcomed by a professional, efficient and knowledgeable 
staff to a quality facility with a current and varied collection. It is our hope that through our 
services our patrons will become frequent library users. 




Reading Specialist Joanne Miles and students at 
' the library's Shawsheen Open House. 



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We look forward to serving the community with this promise in 2011. 

LIBRARY STAFF 

Administration: 

Christina A. Stewart, Library Director 
Charlotte Wood, Assistant Library Director 
Gloria Corcoran, Administrative Assistant 

Adult Services: 

Katie Huffman, Reference and Adult Service Librarian 
Linda Pavluk, Circulation Librarian 
Ruth Ellen Donnelly, Adult Circulation Assistant 
Laurie Lucey, Part-Time Reference Librarian 
Part-Time Library Assistants 
Carol MacDougall, Desiree' Maguire, Maureen Walsh 

Part-Time Library Pages 
Christopher Monteforte, Samantha O'Leary 
Nicholas Pino, David To 

Technical Services: 

Curtis Wyant, Technology Librarian 
Linda Harris, Assistant Technical Services Librarian 
Diane DeFrancesco, Technical Services Assistant 

Youth Services: 

Susan MacDonald, Children's Librarian 
Barbara Michaud, Assistant Children's Librarian 
Karen Whitfield, Children's Circulation Assistant 

Brandy Danner, Teen Services Librarian 
Barbara Bresnahan, Part-Time Library Assistant 

Part-Time Library Pages 
Amanda Bonnette-Kim, Bridget Blaisdell, Nancy Hurley, 
Nicole losue, Sarah Johansson, James Johnston 




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LIBRARY STATISTICS FOR 2010 



Hours Open Weekly 
Winter 

Monday through Saturday 9-5 
Monday through Thursday evenings 5-9 
Summer 

Monday through Friday 9-5 

Monday through Thursday evenings 5-9 

Population 

Number New Patrons Registered 

Total Registered Borrowers 

Number of library visits 

Number of Items in Collection 
Items per capita 

Subscriptions 

Museum Passes 

Circulation 
Circulation per capita 

Interlibrary Loan 

To other libraries 
From other libraries 



24,051 
29,301 



Requests Placed 

Information Services 

Reference and Reader's Services 
Internet Use 

E-mail Newsletter Subscriptions 
Website Visits 

Conference Room 
Library 
Community 

Library Programs 

Children's Programs 
Teen Programs 
Adult Programs 

Total attendance at programs 
Children's Programs 
Teen Programs 
Adult Programs 



397 
116 



234 
57 
76 



7,248 
548 
1,948 



64 
56 

22,809 

I, 136 
12,665 

149,029 

66,496 
2.91 

180 

11 

255,435 

II. 20 

53,352 
49,292 



7,781 
27,446 
1,611 
154,285 

513 



367 



9,744 



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Wilmiogtoo Arts Council 



The new year, 2011, a time to reflect on the past year, and a time to look forward to the new one. 
The Wilmington Arts Council is strong, keeping up our programs and working on new ideas all the 
time. 

First a little history, the arts council concept became a reality m the 1980's. Massachusetts was 
taking in money from the new lottery and the Arts were to benefit from these funds. After several 
years, councils were formed in Massachusetts towns and funds given out were to be used for the local 
art scene. The Wilmington Arts Council receives about twenty applications for grants every year. 
All of the state money is given out every year, plus some locally raised monies. In 2010, the 
Wilmington Arts Council received $3,802, almost half of what we received several years ago. 
Because of the acquisition of the old town hall more funds are available for the grants. More funds 
can be raised to run our programs such as art classes, scholarships, concerts, art shows and recitals. 

When considering the grant applications, the Council feels the most important aspect of selecting the 
recipients is to disperse the funds amongst the citizens of our town. Therefore, we think about 
students and children, senior citizens, the Wilmington Library, the Recreation Department and art 
and music lovers! 

The funds from the Massachusetts Cultural Council were given to the following recipients in 2010. 
The Shawsheen Technical High School received ticket money for a field trip to the Museum of Fine 
Arts. The Wilmington Library will have their passes to the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella 
Stuart Gardner Museum paid for. The library will also enjoy the return of their favorite pastel 
artist, Gregory Maichaick. For the senior citizens musical programs will be offered by Denise 
Doucette, Diane Dexter and Dan Fox. Dan will perform a "Salute to the Great American Songbook." 
An award was given to an incredible magazine for high school students called the "The Marble 
Connection." The magazine includes art, music, poetry, digital art and literature. Another musical 
group will be performing at the Arts Center, a flute and guitar duo, and hopefully, Paul Bouchard 
and his big band will perform Bennie Goodman's 19.38 Carngegie Hall concert this summer on the 
Town Common. 

Some of the most successful endeavors of the Arts Council are the art classes we hold at the center. 
Louise Anderson has been teaching watercolor at the center for almost 18 years; her classes are 
always filled with aspiring artists. Susan O'Briant teaches oil painting on Fridays; she has a 
waiting list for her classes. Sadly, one of our popular teachers left this year to pursue a new venue 
with her own studio and classroom combined. We will miss Carolyn Latanision very much, but we 
do have a new teacher coming in January of 2011. Fran Nola, a very well-known artist from North 
Reading, will be teaching drawing and watercolor. All of these teachers are wonderful artists 
belonging to art associations and who have won many awards. For more information, you may look 
on our web site wilmingtonartscenter.org. 

We are also fortunate to have two wonderful groups who rehearse at the center. The Merrimack 
Valley Chorus has been using our building for over 20 years and the Stuart Highlanders Pipe Band 
for approximately eight years. They contribute in many ways to support the Arts Center including 
monetary ways, watching out for our building and helping with cleaning and trash. We recently 
received a note from the bagpipers saying "this was the best place they had ever rehearsed at." We 
also have our once-a-month quilter's group on Saturdays, they are much quieter. 

The Arts Center is getting quite a reputation for having piano recitals. We have five or six regular 
piano teachers, including the Merrimack Valley Piano Teachers Association, that use the Art Center 
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Sarah D, J. Carter Lecture Fund Committee 



Sarah D. J. Carter's will contained the following "I give and bequeath to the Town of Wilmington the 
sum of six thousand dollars in trust to invest the principle sum and to expend the income in 
maintaining courses of lectures for the benefit of the people of Wilmington." 




Carter Lecture Fund Committee members Ann Berghaus, 
Adele Passmore, Andrea Houser and Margaret St. Onge 
with members of "The Ancient Mariners. " 



The first program was held on October 28, 1910. 
Exactly one hundred years later, on October 28, 
2010, the 100"^ Anniversary, program was held. As 
Dixieland music was in its heyday in the 1910's, the 
Sarah D. J. Carter Committee searched for a 
traditional Dixieland Band to help us celebrate our 
100"^ Anniversary. We found "The Ancient 
Mariners" who presented a lively concert of toe- 
tapping music which was enjoyed by all. 

The auditorium at the Middle School was filled with 
over 150 residents who were eager to help the Town 
commemorate these free programs which, through 
Sarah D.J. Carter's generosity and vision, have 
been offered to the Town of Wilmington since 1910. 



Historical Commission 



The year 2010 was a very challenging, yet rewarding, year for the Wilmington Historical 
Commission. 



This spring, rehabilitation work was started on the Butters Farmhouse. The house was jacked up 
and the sills were replaced. Structural reinforcement work was done and exterior work commenced. 
Upon removing the wooden shingles, the original clapboard siding was revealed. The house is in the 
process of being completed with clapboards as it was built by William Butters in 1682. Through 
funding from an additional Massachusetts Historical Commission matching preservation grant, 
work on the farmhouse will commence again in the spring of 2011. 

The Butters Farmhouse has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Inclusion on the 
National Register is an honor for the Town as this recognizes the Butters Farmhouse nationally as a 
significant historic landmark. 




In the spring of 2009, recognizing the value of a 
town landmark which was disassembled by its 
owners. Town officials and the Historical 
Commission arranged to have the boulders of our 
historic Town Pound c 1814 moved to a town-owned 
site. Minuteman Stone Walls was awarded the 
contract to rebuild the pound. Through their expert 
craftsmanship, the Town Pound stands solidly aside 
the Scalekeeper's Office on Middlesex Avenue. 



Rebuilt Town Pound on Middlesex Avenue. 

Ms. Winifred Richardson died in January of 2010. 
Her property located at 280 Woburn Street has been preserved for generations to come through 
Historic Preservation Easements which the Town voted unanimously to accept at the 2004 Annual 
Town Meeting. Her wish was that upon her death, the Town of Wilmington would be the beneficiary 
of her property which included an 18*^ century house and 19"^ century barn on approximately 5.7 
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The Historical Commission and our Museum Curator, Terry McDermott, worked diligently on a 
fiscally sound proposal for the Board of Selectmen requesting their support to acquire the 
Richardson Estate. However, at the close of 2010, not wishing to wait for our 2011 Annual Town 
Meeting, at which the citizens of Wilmington would vote to accept or not accept the property, the 
Trustee removed Wilmington as a beneficiary of the Estate. For that reason, the Historical 
Commission made a recommendation to the Board of Selectmen that Wilmington Community Farm, 
Inc., a non-profit organization, be selected as an alternate recipient of the Richardson Estate. 

In October, our Museum Curator presented a very informative and well attended program at the 
library entitled "Wilmington's Historic Homes." As an introduction to this program. Chairperson 
Carolyn Harris, explained the process by which homeowners apply to the Massachusetts Historical 
Commission to have their property listed on the National Register. The Historical Commission 
welcomes inquiries regarding the National Register of Historic Places. We are willing to help any 
citizen whose property qualifies. 

The annual Veterans' Day exhibit sponsored by the Wilmington Historical Commission was held in 
the Fourth of July building. This well-attended display of military photos and artifacts from the 
Wilmington Town Museum was arranged by our Museum Curator. The Commission wishes to thank 
private citizens for their contributions to this display. 

The Wilmington Historical Commission continues to encourage and support our educational 
outreach programs. This involves a partnership with the teachers of Social Studies at the Middle 
and High Schools. Scheduled tours are always available at the Town Museum. We continue to work 
with youth organizations such as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to help them meet their community 
requirements. 




Boy Scout Troop 56, under the direction of 
Eagle Scout candidate James Johnston, cleans the 
Carriage House. 



The Historical Commission is proud to be a sponsor 
of many young men striving to become Eagle Scouts 
via historical projects throughout town. This year 
James Johnston of Troop 56 did an incredible job 
cleaning the Harnden Tavern's Carriage House first 
floor and setting up a Town-related exhibit with the 
guidance of our Museum Curator. 

Memberships in the American Association for State 
and Local History, New England Museum 
Association, Historic New England, National Trust 
Forum, American Association of Museums, 
Preservation MASS and the Woburn Historical 
Society were renewed. 

The Historical Commission continues to oversee the 
activities at the Wilmington Town Museum at the 
Col. Joshua Harnden Tavern. We work closely with, 
and support the efforts of. Museum Curator Terry 
McDermott. 



The Historical Commission thanks the Friends of Harnden Tavern for their hard work and support. 
This spring, they hosted a Maple Sugaring Day on the tavern grounds. Their Christmas Social was a 
very enjoyable event. We thank the Wilmington Garden Club for their help on the tavern grounds; 
especially the herb garden. We also thank the Wilmington Minutemen for their support in the 
activities held at the Harnden Tavern. 

Thank you to the town administration for all their support in the Historical Commission's endeavors. 
Thanks to the Public Buildings and Public Works Departments for all their assistance. 

The Wilmington Historical Commission meets on the second Monday of the month. 



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Col. Joshua Hamdee Tavern aod Wilmiegtoe Towo Museum 



In fulfilling its mission to "preserve and present... our community's history," Wilmington's Town 
Museum at the Col. Joshua Harnden Tavern is proud to serve the citizens of Wilmington. Working 
closely with the Wilmington Historical Commission, we are honored to partner with other groups in 
the community in planning and presenting events of interest to all. Some of these events in the past 
year included: 

February - Sweets for the Sweet: A Valentine's Day Exhibit 

An exhibit of Valentines, spanning the early to mid 20'*' century, from the collection 
of Adele Passmore. 

March - Celebrating Our Local Heroes! 

The Museum hosted a reception in early March to open a month long exhibit 
honoring Local Heroes, Inc., an organization founded by Wilmington's, Louis 
Cimaglia, to support local servicemen and women. Visitors were able to learn about 
this service organization through viewing scrapbooks and other memorabilia of the 
group. 

Maple Sugaring Comes to Wilmington! 

Volunteers from Breakheart Reservation returned to the grounds of the Town 
Museum for an outdoor demonstration of maple sugaring techniques, in a repeat of a 
popular program from last year. Visitors saw demonstrations featuring the history of 
maple sugaring in New England, tree tapping techniques, sap boiling, etc and got a 
taste of real maple syrup. 

April - Camp 40 Acres Day 

Representatives from Camp 40 Acres made their annual presentation at the 
Museum, bringing information and photo displays about Wilmington's popular day 
camp. • 

May - Needles, Pins & Dolls: An Exhibit of Pincushion Dolls and Needlework 

In Memory of Dorothy Wiberg 

An exhibit featuring pincushion, or half dolls, which are small porcelain dolls made 
in the early 20*^ century and used at the time to decorate pincushions or other small 
household items. Dolls on loan from Charlotte Stewart and the estate of the late 
Dorothy Wiberg. 

July & Brown Bag Lunch and Games 

August - As in previous years, guests were invited on Fridays throughout the summer to eat 

lunch on the lawn of the Tavern, overlooking the Wilmington Garden Club's herb 
garden, followed by simple games and crafts for children. Cup and ball and the game 
of graces were among the many old fashioned 
activities available to visitors on these days. 

October - A Reception For Eagle Scout James Johnston and 
Boy Scout Troop 56 

A reception and ribbon cutting to celebrate the 
completion of an Eagle Scout project to organize 
exhibit and storage space in the Museum's 
Carriage House. 




Members of Cub Scout Pack 5b install 
cobblestones at the Town Museum. 



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Stories from the Old Houses of Wilmington, Mass. 

At the invitation of the Wilmington Memorial Library, Carolyn Harris, Chairperson 
of the Wilmington Historical Commission, discussed the National Register of Historic 
Places and Terry McDermott, Curator of the Wilmington Town Museum, made a 
PowerPoint presentation featuring some of Wilmington's most prominent historic 
houses. 

November- Veterans' Day Exhibit 

The Museum was proud to present the third annual exhibit of veterans' memorabilia 
at the of July Building following the Veterans' Day Ceremony on the Town 
Common. 

December - Annual Holiday Social Presented by the Friends of Harnden Tavern 

The Friends of Harnden Tavern, with the assistance of the Wilmington Garden Club, 
created a festive and nostalgic setting for the Tavern's annual old fashioned hohday 
party, with music, refreshments and crafts for our youngest visitors. As always, a 
magical time was had by all. 

In 2010, the Museum continued to work with different organizations in Town in an effort to make 
Wilmington's history accessible to all. The Friends of Harnden Tavern, the Wilmington Garden 
Club, Local Heroes, Camp 40 Acres, the Wilmington Company of Minutemen and the Boy Scouts are 
among some of the civic organizations whose work has been featured at the Museum in the past 
year. The efforts of all are greatly appreciated. 

Of special note is a project this year that featured a local Boy Scout troop. This was the Eagle Scout 
project of James Johnston and Boy Scout Troop 56. After several months of planning and working 
with volunteers and the Museum Curator, James and his troop cleaned and organized the Carriage 
House, adjacent to the Harnden Tavern building, created new exhibit space on the ground floor and 
presented the Museum with six exhibit sign stands created and made by James. This was a very 
exciting project for the Museum! We were thrilled to work with James and the Boy Scouts and 
delighted with the results of his project, which now provide expanded exhibit space and more 
organized storage space for the Museum. 



The Museum continues to be privileged to receive donations and 
loans of items of historical interest. Some people who contributed 
this year to the Museum's collections and exhibits, through 
donations or loans, include the Durkee Family, the Wiberg Family, 
the Harris Family, Jane Hill, Patty Ward, John Ritchie, Bob 
Bertwell, Leo Gittzus and Adele Passmore. We thank aU who have 
contributed items to the Museum in the past and we are always 
happy to consider acquiring new objects that help us tell the story of 
our community. 

It is through the efforts of people that the objects collected by the 
Museum come to Ufe. Adele Passmore creates the incredible 
exhibits that bring visitors to the Museum again and again. 
Summer intern, Andrew Puccio, assisted with summer programs at 
the Museum and researched historical questions when needed. 
Victoria Meuse of the Senior Center helped keep the building tidy 
and organized our newspaper clippings. Kelly Dankese and Vicky 
McDermott volunteered at many Museum events, dispensing 
refreshments or working with our youngest visitors on games and 
crafts. Steve Berghaus is THE expert on the Museum's Carriage 
House and continues to add to our knowledge of Wilmington's 
history of agriculture with a particular emphasis on ice harvesting 
and cranberry growing. 




Katelyn McFeeters on the harp at 
the Holiday Social. 



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As a department of the Town of Wilmington, the Museum works closely with many other town 
departments, either to maintain the Museum building or to create and promote the Museum's 
programs throughout the community. The Public Buildings Department and the Department of 
Public Works do a fantastic job maintaining the building and the property so that it is able to be 
enjoyed by all. Other departments that the Museum has worked with to create programs of interest 
to different segments of the community include the Recreation Department, the Veteran's Agent, the 
Elderly Services Department, the Wilmington Memorial Library and the Wilmington Public Schools. 
Grateful for the support of these departments and the Town Manager's Office, the Museum looks 
forward to working with the Historical Commission in presenting another year of programs that 
entertain and educate the community. 

The Town Museum continues to serve the community, onsite and at other locations around town (i.e. 
the library, the 4"^ of July Building.) The numbers of visitors to Town Museum events in the past 
year exceeded 800 people of all ages. 



Winter Hours 

Community Use 

Historical Commission 
Friends of Harnden Tavern 

Recreation Department 
Boy and Girl Scout Troops 
PubUc Schools 
Senior Center 

Wilmington Company of Minutemen 
Single Visit 

Wilmington Garden Club 
Functions 

Museum Programs 

Children's Programs 

Adult Programs 

Family Programs 



Tuesday & Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
First Sunday of month, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
Third Wednesday of month, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 



Monthly meetings 

Monthly meetings 
December - Holiday Social 

Girls' Tea Parties 

Site Tours 

Students' Historical Research 
Senior Citizen Tax Work-Off Program 
Meetings 

Camp 40 Acres Day 



Wilmington Garden Club 
Book Club 



Girls' Tea Parties 

Maple Sugaring Comes to Wilmington! 
Camp 40 Acres Day 

"Brown Bag Lunch & Games" summer program 

Sweets for the Sweet: A Valentine's Day Exhibit 
Needles, Pins & Dolls: An Exhibit 
Celebrating Our Local Heroes! 
Veterans' Day Exhibit 

Maple Sugaring Comes to Wilmington! 
Camp 40 Acres Day 

"Brown Bag Lunch & Games" summer program 
Friends' Holiday Social 



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Recreation Department 



The Recreation Department's continuing goal is to offer high quahty, relevant programs and services 
to the residents of Wilmington. The Recreation Department aims to provide solutions to new 
challenges faced by residents in evolving life situations. New residents can meet others, parents can 
find a wide variety of reasonably priced programs for their children to sample, "empty nesters" might 
take a class or enjoy theater or sporting event tickets and residents of all ages continue to reap the 
benefits of group travel and assorted fitness programs. The Recreation Department has been in fuU- 
time operation for 40 years. The Department is located in Room 8 at Town HaU. Office hours are 
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

The Recreation Commission, formed in 1953, acts in an advisory and poUcy making capacity. 
Volunteer members are: C. Michael Burns, Chairman; Sheila M. Burke, Vice Chairman; Charles 
Biondo, Mark Kennedy and Laurie Robarge. Commissioners are active in various groups, 
committees and clubs throughout town. 

The Recreation Department staff remains small, with only two fuU-time employees (Director 
Deborah Cipriani and Senior Clerk Linda Kanter) and one part-time staff (Program Coordinator, 
Karen Campbell). In addition, there are over 120 part-time and seasonal employees and over 250 
volunteers who help to run the department's programs. The department offers, on a year-round 
basis, an ever-changing slate of activities for residents of aU ages. While the office is open Monday 
through Friday, recreation programs are scheduled virtually every day of the week and into the 
evening hours. 

A primary objective of the Recreation Department is to offer a wide variety of quahty programs that 
are as affordable as possible. Registration fees remain low, especially in comparison to other towns 
or organizations. The department is funded by a variety of sources. The town appropriated budget 
provides for a fuU-time director and clerk as well as some limited supphes and staff training costs. 
Program fees fund the position of the program coordinator. A combination of program fees and 
donations heavily supplement the town-funded budget. We strive to keep fees and costs low by 
utilizing cost-saving methods including the bid process, fund-raising and in-kind services. We 
continue to search for innovative ways to generate funds to offset costs for the recreation consumer. 

Volunteers are critical to the success of Recreation 
programs. Volunteers might find themselves spreading out 
candy for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt, coaching a T-BaU or 
Basketball team or serving breakfast to Santa, resident 
children and their families. We greatly appreciate our 
residents who give so generously of their time and most 
report that they also gain on personal levels by 
volunteering. We receive generous donations from local 
businesses and organizations. Some of these valuable 
contributors include: Anj^ime Fitness, Century 21 
Horribles Parade makes its way down (Starwood), Dunkin' Donuts of 321 Main St., Dunkin' 

Church Street. Donuts of 195 Main St., Everett Lodge lOOF (Odd Fellows), 

Frito Lay, Kiwanis, Lowell 5?i Savings Bank, Lucci's, Mass. 
Fisheries and Wildlife, Reading Co-operative Bank, ReMax Real Estate, Representative James 
Miceli, Shriners, Sons of Italy, TewksburyAVilmington Elks, Walgreens of Tewksbury, Walgreens of 
Wilmington, Wilmington Arts Council, Wilmington Fire Department, Wilmington 4*'' of July 
Committee, Wilmington Pohce Department and the Wonder Years Learning Center. 

The Recreation Department continues to increase and improve our program offerings to meet the 
ever-increasing demands for classes, activities, entertainment and travel experiences. We actively 
solicit suggestions for future offerings and encourage our talented residents to consider teaching a 
class. For example, this year many participants enjoyed our new cake decorating classes for children 
and adults. The department strives to meet the increased demand for children's programs by 
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the sense of community and identify WUmington as a unique town. They include the Easter Egg 
Hunt, Fishing Derby, Concerts on the Common, Horribles Parade, Santa's Workshop and our own 
Breakfast with Santa. 

A mainstay of the Recreation Department is our sports leagues and programs. We consistently 
register hundreds of children each year for Jr. and Recreation Basketball Leagues. In an attempt to 
maximize the quality of our basketball leagues, we offer both referee and coach clinics. Coaches from 
UMass Lowell and Boston University provided basketball clinics for children interested in improving 
their skills before the season began. Other recurring and tremendously popular programs include: 
"The Rookies" T-Ball, Kinder Soccer, Aerobics and 35+ Basketball. Recognizing the benefits of 
physical activity, we have introduced new offerings this year that promote health and wellness 
including Zumba for Kids, Just for Kicks Soccer, Adult Beach Volleyball and Weight Training. 

Summer is extremely busy for the department as we offer a 
multitude of programs for famihes and residents. The 
Playground and Tiny Tots programs offer summertime 
recreation and socialization for Wilmington children. Other 
offerings include an opportunity to try something there is 
no time for during the school year. Some examples from 
this past summer include two basketball leagues that play 
outdoors under the lights in the evening, summer theatre 
workshops, sailing and kayaking lessons on the Charles 
River in Boston, golf and tennis lessons and several sports 
chnics. We offered a variety of trips in the summer 

including a day trip to explore the Thimble Islands, another fe-— : __ . — . 

entitled "Two Lobsters and a Crab!" in which participants A fun game is the order of the day for these 
enjoyed twin lobsters and a grumpy comedian and another playground participants. 

day trip to visit Martha's Vineyard. In addition, the 

Recreation Department is responsible for the oversight of the Silver Lake beaches. 

We continue to offer movie and event tickets at reduced rates and we are also able to secure tickets 
to "difficult to come hy" events such as the Red Sox, Lowell Spinners, Bruins, Celtics and Disney on 
Ice productions. We ofi"er tickets to local theater productions for shows ranging from "Girls Night: 
the Musical" at the Lowell Auditorium to "In the Heights" at the Opera House and "A Christmas 
Carol" at the newly re-opened North Shore Music Theatre. Many residents turn to our quarterly 
flyer when making decisions for their entertainment options. We offer great gift possibilities 
including discounted movie tickets and gift certificates that may be redeemed for any of our 
programs or trips. Increasing numbers of residents are choosing to give the gift of travel and 
recreation programs, providing enhanced life experiences for their family and friends. 

Our trips continue to grow in popularity as residents enjoy round trip transportation to and from 
WUmington, reasonable prices and the ease of having a pre-planned itinerary. Perennial favorite 
day trips include New York City in May and December and monthly trips to Foxwoods Casino. New 
trips that were thoroughly enjoyed included an Irish Cabaret at Chez Joseph, an Oktoberfest 
celebration and a trip to see "The Singing Trooper" near Veteran's Day. During the summer the 

children enrolled in the Playground and Tiny Tots programs 
could participate in many age appropriate field trip excursions. 
We offer frequent theatre trips so that residents can easily 
purchase tickets to current offerings in Boston that include bus 
transportation, thus avoiding both parking and traffic hassles. 
In 2010 our overnight trips included: a Grand Tour of Italy in 
March, a Gourmet Getaway to the Essex Spa and Resort in 
Vermont, a trip to Myrtle Beach, a Red Sox Road Trip to 
Philadelphia, a tour of the Finger Lakes Region, a Casino 
Escape to the Connecticut Casinos in February and a trip to 
Atlantic City in November. 

Looking to catch the big one at the 
fishing derby. 





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In an attempt to be as accommodating as possible, most Recreation programs can be registered for 
by mail or by drop-off in the Town Hall night slot. Our newsletter and many required registration 
forms are available online through the Town website, by accessing Recreation, followed by the hnk 
for "Recreation Matters". Our newsletters are also available in Town Hall, the Wilmington 
Memorial Library and the BuzzeU Senior Center. We hold special registrations outside of regular 
office hours for our most popular programs (Tiny Tots and Red Sox Ticket Sales). One of the most 
common requirements of the Recreation staff is to act as an information source. We answer a wide 
variety and large number of questions daily about local and regional services. 



The Recreation Department has continued to invest in 
improvements in the quality of recreational services and 
facilities of Wilmington. In the fall of 2010, we replaced 
the playground behind Town Hall. Children attending 
Little League and Pop Warner events as well as casual 
visitors to this new playground can enjoy the up-to-date 
and much more extensive equipment at the site. Funds 
for this project were derived from program fees, trip 
commissions and donations. We look forward to the 
continued enjoyment of the facility by our residents. 

Wilmington is a suburban community, considered a "well 
located town", with easy access to major roads, parks and 
beaches, sporting events, theatre, arts and museums. 
Today's recreation consumer is searching for opportunities to access all of these area attractions, as 
well as local activities. The Recreation Department allows people to choose a new sport or science 
club, learn a new skill, socialize with fellow residents and enjoy recreation at a convenient location 
and at a reasonable price. These dynamics stress the importance of town support for the Recreation 
Department. The positive feedback and generous donations we receive are evidence of the 
appreciation of local residents and businesses for the Recreation Department. We are an ever- 
changing environment and a solution to the continual changing needs of our residents. The 
Recreation Department's ability to adapt and our commitment to provide quality service is a 
trademark that we stand by. 




The one that ^of away. 




The Department of Elderly Services located at the Buzzell Senior Center on School Street is 
committed to continuously advocating, promoting and providing services to Wilmington Citizens 60 
years old and over. These services contribute to the well-being of our seniors in the following ways: 
Information and Referral, Care Planning and Management, Health and Wellness Services, 
Transportation Service, Educational Programs, Counseling and Family Support Services, Financial 
and Health Insurance CounseHng and Medical Advocacy. The center also has an environment that 
is not only inviting, but also safe and enjoyable for over 3,900 of Wilmington's elderly residents to be 
able to communicate with their peers and participate in many daily classes and activities. 

There were over 16,000 elderly visitors this year who participated in the Buzzell Senior Center 
programs such as: socializing, exercise classes, dance classes, ceramic classes, nutrition classes, 
computer classes, arts & crafts, sing-a-long group, widow's friendship group, quilting group, walking 
group in collaboration with Harold Parker State Park and card playing. In 2010, we also had an 
introduction to bocce in August. Several elders were able to play with Jack Cushing's instruction and 
the use of his bocce court. Over 80 percent of these classes are led by volunteers who are dedicated 
individuals that graciously offer their time and energy. 

In 2010, the Department was very fortunate to be the recipient for the sixth year, a grant from the 
Lahey Clinic Community Benefits Grant. This year we received $13,000.00, which we were able to 
provide: weekly Country Line Dancing; bi-weekly Aerobics Class by a Certified Aerobics Instructor 
and a Yoga Class by a certified Yoga Instructor. As a result, from the 2010 grant, all of these 
programs have seen a large increase of attendance. Our Aerobics Class, which meets twice a week. 



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attendance increased by 68 percent. Another very active class is our Country Line Dancing Class, as 
seen highlighted in the 2009 Annual Report. The Department of Elderly Services saw an increase of 
42 percent in attendance. Dancing is considered a very unique form of exercise because it provides 
the heart-healthy benefits of an aerobic exercise while also allowing you to engage in a social 
activity. This is especially stimulating to the mind, and according to a 21 year study published in 
the New England Journal of Medicine, dancing can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other 
forms of dementia in the elderly. It was learned that participants in the study over the age of 75 
who engaged in reading, dancing and playing musical instruments and board games once a week had 
a seven percent lower risk of dementia than compared to those who did not. Those who engaged in 
these activities at least 11 days a month had a 63 percent lower risk! Lastly, our yoga class has 
increased by 63 percent since 2009, because our Certificated Yoga Teacher designed this class 
especially for elders and is adaptable to individual needs and abilities. 

The funds that the Department receives from the Executive Office of Elder Affairs ($21,952.00) 
support a part-time (20 hours a week) Outreach Worker, part-time (10 hours a week) clerk and part- 
time (10 hours a week) Program Coordinator. The monies in part also support the mailing and 
printing of our monthly newsletter, the "Buzzell Buzz." This comprehensive and entertaining 
newsletter is celebrating its seventh year and is written and edited by a wonderful group of 
volunteers. Without their time and dedication this newsletter would not be possible. The "Buzzell 
Buzz" not only provides information about activities and great photos of the Buzzell Senior Center 
but also assistance programs. Many include prescription programs. Senior Tax Work-Off Program, 
Fuel Assistance program, food stamps. Medicaid applications, RIDE applications and other types of 
services that are available to the elders in the community. The newsletter can be found at the 
Buzzell Senior Center, the Town Manager's Office and the Wilmington Memorial Library. It can 
now also be found on our new town website! 

The Town of Wilmington provides many daily services through the Department of Elderly Services. 
A free service that is rarely found in the surrounding Massachusetts area is free transportation for 
all the Wilmington elderly residents ages sixty and over. Transportation is provided within a 
thirteen-mile radius of Wilmington with our full-time van driver to meet their transportation needs. 
We are fortunate to have a van that is also equipped to handle a wheelchair along with its 
passengers. We are able to transport elders to, include but not limited to, their medical 
appointments, shopping and to the Buzzell Senior Center. The van continues to be a vital service to 
the elders of Wilmington. There were over 23,687 miles traveled to accommodate the elders, this 
was a 14 percent increase from 2009. 

The Department of Elderly Services continues to serve our home delivered meals program. This 
program provides the homebound elders of Wilmington with one hot meal five days a week, for the 
minimal cost of a $2.00 a meal. There are approximately 55 - 65 meals delivered daily, Monday 
through Friday to the elders of Wilmington. Elders not only rely on these meals, but also the daily 
contact. The drivers are responsible to return to the Senior Center after their deliveries to give an 
update on the elders they visit. The elders and their families are assured that if there should be a 
problem during the time of the delivery, the elder will be assisted and the families will be notified. 
Overall, the home delivered meals program is a crucial part of the Department's services. A total of 
12,962 meals were served to the elders in our community in 2010. 

Another one of our continuing specialty programs is the "Medical Equipment Lending Program," a 
service that has increased in demand. Elders and their families can borrow equipment in order to 
stay home safely and assist in deferring the cost of such equipment. We offer wheelchairs, walkers, 
canes, bath chairs, benches and commodes. During the year 2010, we provided approximately 10-12 
medical pieces of equipment monthly. We continue to receive calls from elders and their families as 
well as from the local Visiting Nurses' Association whom assist Wilmington residents. We continue 
to be fortunate to offer electric wheelchairs, scooters and electric recliners as part of this lending 
program. Lastly, we were fortunate to receive a generous donation of a desktop unit consisting of a 
closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera and monitor to give an elder in the community. The camera 
is aimed at a book and enables the user to zoom in and magnify the printed material to the size they 
can read. Desktop systems are perfect for extended periods of reading and writing for the visually 
impaired. 



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For the year 2010, the need for social services continues to increase: fuel assistance, health 
insurance issues, Medicare Part D program, filing property tax abatements and deferrals, 
prescription costs (Prescription Advantage Program), protective service issues (elder abuse) and 
including the age bracket of 50-59 that are often ineligible for government programs. With this 
growing need, the Department continues to find themselves on the frontUne of providing services 
and referrals. This, in turn, has increased the amount of home visits by the Director and Outreach 
Worker in order to meet the needs of the most critical cases. The Director has also been very active 
alongside with the Wilmington PoHce and Fire Department concerning elderly protective service 
cases, there has been a 35 percent increase in cases since 2009. Due to these types of increases, it 
was approved at the Annual Town Meeting for our new "Case Manager" position. The goal for this 
position is to assist elders and their families more closely in their service needs. Case management 
is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facihtation and advocacy for options and services 
to meet an elder's health and social needs through communication and available resources to 
promote quality outcomes. This position will continue to be complimented by our Telephone 
Reassurance Program, with the assistance of our part-time Outreach Worker. These types of 
services assist the Department in developing a bond of trust between our workers and elders. The 
Department was also fortunate to have two college interns, who are working towards their Social 
Work Degree, contribute at the center. These students are Dan Sullivan from Salem State 
University and Susan Dembrowski from Middlesex Community College. 

Other monthly services include Podiatrist, SHINE (Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders) 
coordinators Marilyn Penny and Charlotte Stewart, Shear Pleasure (hair stylist) and an attorney 
who offers free monthly consultations to seniors in need. Annually, volunteer accountants from 
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Program), beginning the first week of February through the second 
week of April, assist Wilmington elders with their taxes at the Wilmington Town Hall Auditorium. 
For 2010, there were 170 elders served through this program and several of them were able to 
receive additional monies due to the "Circuit Breaker" tax break. 

The Department collaborates closely with the Town Nurse Judy Baggs, who visits the Senior Center 
weekly to provide blood pressure cHnics, diabetic screenings and hosting weekly health sessions to 
address elder's health concerns and medical needs. Mrs. Baggs is able to make home visits to elders 
whom are unable to attend the Senior Center due to health ailments. The Annual Senior Flu Clinic 
was also held at the Buzzell Senior Center on November 9, 2010, where 125 elders were given their 
Flu vaccinations. 

The Department has been able to develop wonderful relationships with the students of Wilmington. 
Numerous studies show the benefits of intergenerational relationships not only for younger 
generations, but also for older adults. Elders who are involved in intergenerational activities often 
feel happier than those who do not participate. Some studies also suggested that increasing 
physical, cognitive and social activity through intergenerational programs might help improve health 
for an aging population and improve educational learning for children. Other research findings 
indicate that participation in intergenerational interactions have been positive and enjoyable 
experiences for older adults and improved their self-image. The Department of Elderly Services and 
the Wilmington School Department have been successful in developing strong intergenerational 
programs. 



One Wilmington High School student organization that has 
participated actively at the center is the Rotary Interactive 
Group led by Jack Cushing. Over thirty students from this 
organization assisted in making our "Valentines Day 
Celebration" an outstanding success. They served 100 elders 
"Harrow's Pot Pie" lunch and fresh homemade desserts. In 
November 2010, over 85 students from this group also 
organized and raked twelve elderly resident yards. The elders 
were extremely appreciative for a much needed service. In 
May 2010, students from this group, along with Jack Cushing 
and Christopher Neville hosted a "Wilmington Trivia Night." 

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Members of the Wilmington High School 
Rotary Interact Club performed yard work 
for Wilmington seniors. 



They provided a delicious dinner of hamburgers and hot dogs and Jack Cushing's famous chocolate 
chip cookies. It was a great opportunity to learn more about the history of Wilmington and the 
proud winner of trivia night was Walter Lawler. 

Other Wilmington High School groups include the Medical Careers Club and Wilmington Helping 
Hands Students who continue to be involved at the Buzzell Senior Center as well. In March 2010, 
elders and the students had some "Green Fun" to celebrate St. Patrick's Day as they came to the 
center to play cards, board games, pool and line dancing. They were also able to enjoy pizza and 
desserts! 

In April 2010, there was a live performance from 
the "Strings Attached" group from the students of 
the Wilmington High School. These musicians, led 
by JaneUe Engrem freshman at the Wilmington 
High School, were very excited to put on this hve 
performance, we loved having them here and 
everyone reaUy enjoyed it. This group already 
plans to visit the center again next year. The 
Wilmington High School students and the Rotary 
Club hosted this year's end of the year celebration 
with a sit down delicious chicken dinner, a live DJ 
and more at the Knights of Columbus in April 
2010. Everyone was able to have a great time and 
we would like to thank the students for all their 
volunteer support to our Department throughout 
their school year and congratulate the graduates 
from the WHS Club and the Medical Careers Club. 




End of the year celebration. 



The Wilmington Department of Elderly Services and Wilmington Recreation Department in June 
2010 collaborated together for an intergenerational event "Summer Magic" at the Buzzell Senior 
Center. We had "Magic by George," sponsored by Fudge Realty. The show kept the audience on the 
edge of their seats with lots of audience participation and amusing family humor, everyone left 
wanting more. We had pizza, bingo and prizes along with Richardson's Ice cream as the final 
cHmax!! 

This summer we were also happy to share that several students from Wilmington High School with 
leadership by MeUssa Preziosi and participants from her High School class and the Watercolors 
class, revamped a mural in the Buzzell Senior Center entrance hallway. Ms. Preziosi is a student 
that was extremely active with the Department of Elderly Services for the past year. She taught a 
Watercolor class for eight weeks, which helped earn her the "Gold Award" from the American Girl 
Scouts. Ms. Preziosi performed over 177 hours of volunteer work for this project alone. 

On December 15, 2010, the Department of Elderly Services hosted "Strings Attached" Wilmington 
High School students for a performance orchestrated by Ward Dilmore, Wilmington Music 
Department. Fifty elders were able to enjoy a wonderful, live performance from the students as 
well by the Wilmington High School Chorus led by Wilmington High School Music/Drama 
Director, Jason Luciana. The afternoon was followed by Gingerbread House Fun and a friendly 
competition joined by Wilmington High School Medical Careers Group and Sue Rowe, High 
School Nurse and Wilmington High School Club led by Lisa Desberg, Wilmington High School 
English Department. We were also fortunate to have Principal Tracey join us on this day and 
everyone really had an enjoyable time! 

The Department tries to give back to the community in some small fashion. One example is our 
support to the Wilmington High School Scholarship Fund. On June 5, 2010 the Department of 
Elderly Services presented four Wilmington High School students with scholarships; recipients were 
Amanda Barnes from Shawsheen Technical School; Sherin Chakoian, Heather Crowe and Katerina 
Reilly from the Wilmington High School. These four students were outstanding volunteers to the 
Department and to the Town of Wilmington and we congratulate them and wish them well in their 
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The Department of Elderly Services "Buzzell Bees" participated in this year's "Relay for Life of 
Wilmington." To raise funds, we sponsored a Hot Dog and Bean Supper on June 3, 2010. Then on 
June 4, 2010, we had a Bake Sale until all the goodies were sold! Lastly, in the lobby of our Buzzell 
Senior Center, a beautiful handmade quilt by our own Quilting Class was on raffle and Peggy Reese 
was the proud winner. We raised $4,173.25 for the American Cancer Society. The event was both 
exciting and emotional, with several theme laps, decorating individual team sites and hearing from 
survivors and their inspirational stories. Our team members were Charlotte DeMarco, Bertha 
Deprez, Mary D'eon, Maureen Fiorenza, Phyllis Gorman, Phyllis Hailey, Jane Hill, Stacey King, 
Jessica Marciello, Terri Marciello, Paz Mendoza, Audrey Reed, Gayle Regan, Peggy Reese and John 
Wallace. The team won honors for "Best Decorated Campsite." Plans for next year's event have 
already begun! 

The Giving Tree this year was a huge success, therefore we would like to thank the many 
residents that participated in our annual Giving Tree event and to the Boy Scout Troop 56 who 
have been supportive for over nine years. This program would not have been possible without all 
the outpouring of generosity from Wilmington residents, the Methodist Church, local 
organizations and surrounding towns. There were over 225 recipients who were overjoyed with 
appreciation. Thank you for making our 12''' year such a wonderful success! 

The year 2010 was a great year for strong volunteer leadership with the Elderly Commissioners: 
John King, Chairman; Carol Hulbert, Vice Chairman; Albert LaValle, Mary Smith, Frank Sferrazza 
and Mary D'eon. They have continued to work very hard in accomphshing their mission as they 
work closely with the Director and assisting in meeting the needs of the elders of Wilmington. 
During the year the Department was deeply saddened by the sudden loss of acting Chairman David 
Landers. His contributions to the Department were countless and he is deeply missed, but his spirit 
will always remain with us. 



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On May 6, 2010, the Wilmington Department of 
Elderly Services recognized over 100 elders who have 
continuously volunteered their services to the 
Department over the course of the year at the 
Tewksbury Country Club. This year, we recognized 
two special volunteers in particular; Marilyn Penny 
and Charlotte Stewart who are our SHINE (Serving 
the Health Information Needs of Elders) counselors, 
whom for the year 2010 assisted over 250 elders with 
their medical insurance and Medicare/Medicaid 
issues. 



We would also like to take this opportunity to thank 

., _ j^j 7 ,, r^, , the following for their generous donations in 2010: 

Marilyn Penny and Charlotte Stewart were „ i • t-v ^ a/t-jji a c ^i. ■ j i 

Dunkin Donuts on Middlesex Avenue tor their daily 
recognized for their volunteer work ^^^^^^ Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks for 

their Thanksgiving Dinner Dance that served 230 seniors this year. Rotary for their monthly 
donations for financially strapped elders and the Rotary Interactive Group; the Kiwanis Club; Elia's 
Country Store for donating apple cider; Castellano's Corner Store for their homemade ItaUan 
Wedding soup and to Lucci's Supermarket for a friendly donation to our Annual Hobday Fair. Also, 
to all the participants who volunteered at the 2010 Annual Holiday Crafts Fair making it a huge 
success!! AU proceeds from this fair go directly to the BuzzeU Senior Center to help strengthen our 
programs and to develop new and innovative projects to serve our elders. 

We would like to thank the Abundant Life for hosting several movie events throughout the year; 
Danvers Bank employees "Courtesy Crew" who assisted in our April 6, 2010 and December 2, 2010 
special homebound meal sponsored by the Wilmington Department of Elderly Services. On March 
17, 2010 a delicious homemade corned beef and cabbage luncheon generously sponsored by Peter 
MacLellan and cooked by Louis Cimaglia to celebrate St. Patrick's Day for a second year in a row. 
There were over 100 participants that were able to join us to cheer on St. Patrick's Day; Filter Fresh 
for their generous donation of coffee and supplies; Middlesex Sheriff Department for providing an 



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Italian dinner with dessert on June 23, 2010; Sons of Italy spaghetti and meatball supper on October 
13, 2010 and the Kiwanis Organization for our Annual Summer Kick-off Dinner at the Buzzell 
Senior Center on June 7, 2010. All of these organizations have been so generous to our Department 
and we would like to thank them for all of their continued support. A special thanks to all the clubs 
and businesses who donated generously for raffles and give-a-ways. 

A special thanks as well to the Town Manager, Michael Caira and all town department heads for 
their ongoing support and assistance. 



The Wilmington Housing Authority (WHA) is authorized to administer two housing programs in 
accordance with the Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) regulations for 
state-aided public housing and a small number of housing choice vouchers in accordance with the 
United States Housing and Urban Development Office of Public and Indian Housing regulations 
(Federal Section 8 Certificate Program). The programs supply the Town with decent, safe and local 
affordable housing options. A five-member Housing Authority, consisting of four elected and one 
state appointed member, oversee the Authority's policies and procedures. The Executive Director is 
charged with the administration of these procedures. 

At the close of 2010, the Wilmington Housing Authority programs provided state-aided affordable 
housing to 127 residents. The Elderly/Handicapped housing (Chapter 667) is located on Deming 
Way and our family housing (Chapter 705) is scattered throughout the Town. As always, the 
Authority gives a preference on the waiting list to local Wilmington residents. 

The DHCD provided emergency construction funds for the replacement of the boilers at our 667-1 
development; this project is just about complete. The WHA is currently ready to award a contract to 
replace the emergency generator at our 667-2 building, which backs up the sewer pumping system. 
The Housing Authority will also be repairing a road drain on Deming Way that has been causing 
issues for our tenants for many years. 

The state has introduced and is converting the modernization program to a formula funding process. 
Although the new process eliminates the competitive element of requesting modernization dollars, 
the formula funding does not allot a small housing authority such as Wilmington sufficient dollars. 
The new program is being implemented this fiscal year. The ultimate goal is for housing authorities 
to be able to plan for capital improvements to its developments, while managing the annual funding 
available from the state based on each authorities number and the condition of its units. The WHA 
is in the process of preparing a Capital Improvement Plan to be submitted to the DHCD for 
approval. The total award to the WHA is $227,298.00 to be allocated over the next three fiscal years. 
The formula funding program allows us to plan for the modernization and improvements to our 
developments, however, the amount of funds available falls significantly short of our actual need. 
We will continue to be creative and resourceful maintaining our properties to keep them viable. 

The Authority required a financial subsidy from the Department of Housing and Community 
Development to manage our programs. The subsidy calculation assists with paying utility costs 
only. The state issued a 0% cap on our budget this fiscal year, after a decrease of 4.7% last year. 
These budget constraints limit our ability to fund extraordinary maintenance projects and have 
resulted in a reduction in our maintenance staff. We continue to strive to protect our programs as 
we watch the state recover from the economic slump in hopes that housing authorities will see 
increases to their budgets and to the formula funding in the near future. 

We are grateful for the efforts of our Executive Director, Maureen Hickey; Administrative Housing 
Assistant, Denise Brown and maintenance personnel, Vito Varano and Eric White, who handle the 
day-to-day operations and ensure the programs run efficiently. 




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Ms. Hickey accepted this position in February of 2010; she has 11 years of experience as Executive 
Director of a small housing authority. She has had a busy year reorganizing the office and updating 
some of our systems. Ms. Hickey's first order of business was to assist the Office of the State 
Auditor, who conducted an audit in March of our state programs. The Wilmington Housing 
Authority was not found to have any deficiencies and followed all the recommendations from the 
previous audit results. 

We are fortunate to have the expertise of Mr. Martin Robb as Housing Management Specialist, Ms. 
Linda Lamont as Project Manager and Mr. William Miller as Construction Advisor, all from the 
Department of Housing & Community Development. 

Our continued thanks for the ongoing support and professionalism provided by the Town Hall, 
Department of Public Works, Police Department, Fire Department and Elderly Services. We 
continue in our efforts to work cooperatively with the Town and all its departments with a goal of 
deUvering comprehensive services to our tenants. 

We welcome your questions and comments. Please feel free to visit the Wilmington Housing 
Authority office located at 41 Deming Way, or contact us at 978-658-8531. 



Respectfully Submitted, 



Housing Authority EXPIRATION OF TERM 

Robert DiPasquale, Chairperson April 2013 

John Goggin, Vice Chairperson April 2011 

Leona Bombard, Treasurer April 2015 

Stacie Murphy, Vice-Treasurer April 2012 

State Appointee Vacant 





Left to Right 

Back Row: John Goggin and Chairperson Robert DiPasquale 
Front Row: Leona Bombard, Executive Director Maureen Hickey 
and Stacie Murphy 



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Commissioe on Disabilities 



The Wilmington Commission on Disabilities is a commission established to address issues and 
concerns, as well as advocacy, for people with disabilities, their famiHes and other concerned citizens 
or groups. 

The Commission works collaboratively with the Massachusetts Office on DisabUity and in 
conjunction with the Northeast Independent Living Program (NILP), attending conferences and 
trainings when appropriate. We follow new legislation affecting the disability community, contact 
our legislators and make sure other proper authorities are also aware. 

The Commission assists residents through information and referral for issues related to home 
accessibility, employment, transportation, service animals and independent living. 
We continue to survey sites open to the public and assess compliance with architectural accessibility 
for people with physical, visual, hearing or other disabilities in accordance with the Massachusetts 
Architectural Access Regulations and the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act. 

We currently have several openings on the Commission and are looking for interested people. Please 
contact the Town Manager's office for further information. 




The Department of Veterans' Services office is responsible for the needs of all the veterans of 
Wilmington. It is the Veterans' Service Officer (VSO) to whom the unemployed, the indigent, the 
disabled, the ill or veterans otherwise in need, first apply for assistance. The VSO interviews the 
applicant, determines their ehgibiUty and files requests for assistance. The VSO assists in filing for 
all Veterans' benefits, including the Massachusetts program for indigent Veterans' and their 
dependents (Ch. 115). The Town of Wilmington receives 75% reimbursement from the State for all 
funds expended by the Town in accordance with Ch. 115. The VSO also assists Wilmington veterans 
in the application process to access State and other available programs, services and benefits 
including tuition waivers, grants, student loans, annuities, participation in outreach centers, 
counseling, tax issues, Massachusetts cemeteries, employment, Veterans' Ucense plates, etc. 

Assistance is also provided under the category of Federal aid. Veterans are assisted in processing 
apphcations for benefits including service-related compensation, disability pensions, personal aid 
pensions, social security benefits, medical assistance, educational opportunities, housing, 
employment, retrieval of military medals and honors, life insurance, death benefits and retrieving 
military records for veterans who, without such documents, would not be eUgible for any benefits. 
The Department of Veterans' Services has assisted Wilmington veterans and their families increase 
their Federal benefits from the Veterans' Administration in the areas of compensation, pension and 
widow pension. Over $2 million a year is being paid to Wilmington veterans and their dependents 
from the Veterans' Administration. 




The Department also works to coordinate public events such as Veterans' Day and Memorial Day 
observances. This past Memorial Day 31 Memorial Crosses and one Star of David were unveiled in 
the Veterans' lot at the Wildwood Cemetery. The new granite crosses and Star of David replaced the 
older aluminum crosses and Star of David that were installed many years ago. 



m 



Rededication of]ohn Allen Rich 
Memorial. 



On Saturday, August 7, 2010 the new bridge on Route 129 was 
dedicated to all of Wilmington's veterans. During the ceremony 
many of Wilmington's veterans walked across the street to unveil the 
new signs dedicating the bridge as the "Veterans' Memorial Bridge". 
That same morning the John Allan Rich Memorial located near the 
new Veterans' Bridge was rededicated. John Allan Rich was killed 
in action in Vietnam. 

Veterans' Day 2010 was a special day for Wilmington resident and 
World War II Veteran Edward Bradbury. During the Veterans' Day 
ceremony, the Director of Veterans' Services pinned a Bronze Star 
Medal on Mr. Bradbury for his service during World War II. 



Louis Cimaglia, the Director of Veterans' Services for the Town of Wilmington, also serves as the 
Graves Officer. He is responsible for the decoration of all veterans' graves in town on Memorial Day 
and to carry out commemorative activities related to Wilmington veterans. 




New granite crosses and Star of David at Wildwood Cemetery. 



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Board of Health 



The office of the Board of Health is located in the Town Hall at 121 Glen Road in Room 5 and the 
Public Health Nurse's office is located off of the foyer in the main entrance. The Board of Health 
consists of three members appointed by the Town Manager for staggered three-year terms. Serving 
on the Board in the year 2010 were Elizabeth (Libby) Sabounjian, who served as the Chairman, 
James Ficociello, D.D.S. and Jane Williams-Vale, M.D. The Director of Public Health is Shelly 
Newhouse, R.S. The Town hired Mark Masiello in August as a Health Inspector. The Public Health 
Nurse is Judith Baggs, R.N. The Animal Inspector is Ellen Sawyer. The secretary for the Board of 
Health is Kim Mytych. 

The administrative duties of the office includes issuing permits, reviewing plans for subdivisions, 
septic systems and other development proposals, issuing enforcement orders and citations, holding 
hearings, keeping records, attending meetings, operation of the Board of Health website and other 
regular administrative duties. The Board of Health meetings were generally held twice monthly, on 
the first and third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Records of all meetings and other documents 
are kept at the office of the Board of Health. 

Environmental field activities included inspection of restaurants, retail food stores, cafeterias in 
industrial buildings and schools, mobile food trucks, the Fourth of July activities, caterers and other 
temporary food stands, percolation tests and soil evaluations, subsurface sewage disposal system 
inspections, recreational camp inspections, semi-public pool inspections, tanning salons, nuisance 
complaint investigations, hazardous waste investigations, housing inspections, smoking and tobacco 
law enforcement, lake water quality sampling, Canada Geese control, beaver control and other 
miscellaneous investigations and activities. 

The clinical component of the Board of Health is primarily the responsibility of the Public Health 
Nurse. The Department of Public Health mandated responsibilities include communicable disease 
surveillance, investigation and follow-up, adult and child immunization, Mantoux Skin Testing for 
Tuberculosis (TB) and TB Case Management. Non-mandated services include a number of health 
screenings and prevention and education programs. 

The Public Health Nurse is active in the Healthy Wilmington Coalition, Massachusetts Association 
of Public Health Nurses, Massachusetts Health Officers Association, Winchester Hospital 
Community Benefits Initiative, School Health and Wellness Advisory Committee and Community 
Health Network Area (CHNA-15). She attended a number of public health trainings and conferences 
and participated in weekly telephone conferences on HlNl and Seasonal Influenza. 

Elder services included weekly screening and education programs at the Buzzell Senior Center and 
monthly screening and education programs at Deming Way Senior Housing. Education programs 
encompassed current health issues, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's Disease, fall 
prevention, food borne illness etc. In-home elder services provided were home safety evaluations, 
health assessments, administration of prescribed medications and referral to medical providers and 
service agencies. 

The Public Health Nurse gave child and adult Hepatitis A and B, Tetanus, Pertussis, Measles, 
Mumps, Rubella, Polio, Pneumonia and Influenza immunizations in homes and in the office. Other 
in-home and in-office services include blood pressure, blood sugar and weight screenings, 
administration of prescribed medications, general health assessment and consultation and referral 
to medical, mental health and social work providers. CPR certification classes were held for Town 
Hall and library employees. The Public Health Nurse continues as a site leader and training 
coordinator for the Board of Health Public Access Defibrillation Program. Automatic External 
Defibrillators (AED) can be used by trained personnel in the event of cardiac arrest. 

The Salvation Army Good Neighbor Energy Fund Program was administered. This program 
provides fuel and other energy assistance to income eligible residents. Referrals were made for 
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An Employee Health Fair was held in May in coordination with Health Services Director, Doreen 
Crowe, R.N. A number of local health providers from Winchester Hospital and the Wilmington 
community participated. The Public Health Nurse and Doreen Crowe, R.N. performed blood 
pressure screenings for town employees. Back by popular demand, the health fair featured "ASK the 
DOCTOR" with Board of Health member Jane Williams-Vale M.D. She provided private individual 
health consultation. In addition, Concentra provided cholesterol screenings and Winchester Hospital 
performed osteoporosis screenings. 

With the continuation of the novel HlNl virus in early 2010, daily surveillance for Influenza-like 
illness in the community was ongoing. Infection control practices were followed in schools and in all 
public buildings. The Board of Health was tasked with the on-going responsibility of vaccinating the 
public against the HlNl virus. With more vaccine arriving in early 2010, the Board, in cooperation 
with Wilmington Public Schools, held various flu clinics for school-aged children. The Board also 
held small clinics in the Public Health Nurse's office targeting the priority groups: pregnant women, 
health care workers and those with chronic illnesses. Public flu clinics were held well into January 
2010 as flu vaccine became more readily available. With the 2010-2011 flu vaccination in full 
supply, the 2010-2011 flu vaccination campaign started in October 2010 with only one vaccination 
comprising both the HlNl and seasonal influenza. School based flu clinics were once again held 
with the cooperation of all the school nurses and school department staff. Public and elderly flu 
vaccination clinics were held in November of 2010 completing the flu vaccination season. 

The Director led the on-going activities of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). Both medical and non- 
medical members of the community are encouraged to join and become part of a public health 
emergency response team whose function is to respond to emergencies such as bioterrorism, 
hurricanes, vaccination planning and other such disasters. During the early HlNl clinics and 
seasonal flu clinics, recruitment increased the MRC membership and volunteers worked all of the 
clinics. 

The Director served as a member for the Region 4A Coalition, a group of 34 communities designated 
by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH). The coalition receives grant funding 
for local Boards of Health for emergency planning and infrastructure improvements for emergency 
response activities. In 2010, the Board of Health received grants and equipment from the region for 
improvements and upgrades for local emergency planning. In addition, we also continued to use 
public health emergency response funds for HlNl planning and preparation activities related to 
those clinics that were held at the beginning of 2010. 

With these grant funds from the MDPH the Board of Health outfitted all the Wilmington Public 
Schools and public buildings with hand sanitizer units. Also purchased were shelving units for 
stocking supplies obtained for emergency response. The Board of Health also replenished clinic 
supplies for both the Public Health Nurse's office and all the school nurses. Office supplies, file 
cabinets and a new printer/copier/fax machine were purchased for the Board of Health office. The 
Director and the Public Health Nurse attended training in relation to public health emergency 
response held throughout the year, which was funded by the grant program. 

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) held its annual seminar at the Wilmington 
Middle School. This annual seminar is conducted for health officers in the DEP Northeast Region and 
is hosted each year by the Wilmington Board of Health. 

The Title 5 Septic System Betterment Loan Program, which began in 1999 and continued every year 
thereafter, received funding again in 2005 and was reauthorized in 2010. Loans were made to 
homeowners which are to be repaid to the town through the betterment process appearing on the 
regular tax bill. This was made possible by a $200,000 grant from DEP and the Massachusetts 
Environmental Trust and will continue as monies are still available. 

The Canada Geese Control Program has continued operations throughout the year in cooperation 
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In a continuing effort to control the environmental impact of elemental mercury, residents can 
exchange fever thermometers containing mercury for digital thermometers at no charge at the office 
of the Board of Health. The office will also receive and recycle thermostats, mercury switches and 
any other items which contain mercury. The recycling of fluorescent light tubes containing mercury 
from the schools and public buildings continues and residents are encouraged to bring compact 
fluorescent lamps to Aubuchon Hardware, 2261 Main Street, Tewksbury for recycling. This 
recycling program is supported by outside funding at no cost to the Town of Wilmington. 

The Annual Rabies Clinic for dogs and cats was held on April 3, 2010 at the Public Buildings 
Department on Church Street. A total of 230 dogs and cats were inoculated with rabies vaccine by 
Dr. James Kim of the Wilmington Veterinary Hospital. The next rabies clinic is planned to be held 
on Saturday April 2, 2011. 

Funds Collected: 



Medicare B Reimbursement for Influenza 1,235.50 

Nurse's Total Fees Collected (various testing) 42.00 

Transport/Haulers Permits 6,400.00 

Animal Permits 1,280.00 

Funeral Homes 300.00 

Percolation/Soil Tests 3,850.00 

Sewage Disposal Systems Permits 10,200.00 

Food Estabhshment Permits 20,690.00 

Tanning Salons 300.00 

Installers Licenses 4,200.00 

Subdivision Review 100.00 

Photo Copies 35.00 

Recreation Camps 300.00 

Well Permits 250.00 

Rabies Chnic 2,300.00 

Pool Permits 300.00 

Ice Rink 100.00 

Tobacco Sales Permits 4,200.00 

Mercury Reimbursement 460.42 

TOTAL FEES COLLECTED $56,542.92 



Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Effective July 1, 2008 the responsibilities of this position were assumed by representatives from the 
State Division of Standards. The following inspections were conducted by the Sealer of Weights and 
Measures in calendar year 2010 for the Town of Wilmington: 



Inspections Number Sealed 

Tested and sealed supermarket scales 54 
Tested and sealed pharmacy weights 11 
Tested and sealed truck scales 6 
Tested and sealed gas station meters 145 
Miscellaneous 9 



The Sealer of Weights and Measures maintains fairness in the marketplace. 



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EDUCATION 

Wilmington Public Schools 

Wilmington prides itself on the value we place on public education. We strive to provide the highest 
quality educational experience for the children of Wilmington and to ensure that they have 
everything they need to succeed in the classroom, the art studio, the stage and on the ball field. 
Today's students will be the citizens and leaders of the 21st Century, heirs to a world that grows 
smaller and more interconnected everyday. It is our responsibility to educate, prepare and inspire 
all students to achieve their full potential as lifelong learners, thinkers and productive contributors 
to our global society. 

The Wilmington Public School system has much to be proud of as we look forward to the 2010-2011 
school year. Much has been accomplished. For the past four years Wilmington has concentrated 
energy and resources on the system wide strategic plan. A lot has been undertaken, advanced and in 
some cases concluded. The foundation for the development of the strategic plan is the Wilmington 
Public Schools' continued commitment to high standards for student achievement. The strategic 
plan is focused on the mission of the Wilmington Public Schools which states: 

"The Wilmington Public Schools will provide a student centered education which 
fosters critical inquiry enabling the individual to be a productive citizen, respectful of 
self and others, capable of adapting to a changing world and its technology." 

We will complete the fifth year of the strategic plan this year and we will begin to formulate a new 
plan as the school year progresses. It is our hope that the town will join us in this important 
conversation. 

Continuous improvement is what schools are all about. It is evident in the breathtaking 
transformation of young students into knowledgeable and skilled graduates. A school system's most 
important asset is its teaching force and the most ijnportant investment a school committee, 
administrators and parents can make in a school system is to ensure that our staff continues to learn 
and grow. High quality professional development is essential to our goal of high standards of 
learning for every child. Professional development is a continuous process of individual and 
collective examination and improvement of practice. It should empower individual educators and 
communities of educators to make complex decisions, to identify and solve problems and to connect 
theory, practice and student outcomes. Professional development also enables our teachers to offer 
students the learning opportunities that will prepare them to meet world class standards in given 
content areas and to successfully assume adult responsibilities for citizenship and work. 

Teaching to rigorous standards and basing practice on what is known about teaching and 
learning demand much more of our teachers, including a deeper knowledge of subject matter; a 
better understanding of how students learn and think; the ability to make complex, on-the-spot 
decisions and a commitment to working closely with colleagues to design rich learning activities and 
appropriate assessments. Professional development is an essential element of comprehensive or 
"systemic" reform. The nation can adopt rigorous standards, set forth a visionary scenario,, compile 
the best research about how students learn, change textbooks and assessment, promote teaching 
strategies that have been successful with a wide range of students and change all the other elements 
involved in systemic reform — but without professional development, school reform and improved 
achievement for all students will not happen. Unless the classroom teacher understands and is 
committed to standards-based reform and knows how to make it happen, the dream will not be 
realized. Wilmington's Professional Development program reflects our obligation as a school system 
to define and work towards a core set of outcomes that will advance our goals related to curriculum 
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In the Wilmington Public Schools we are committed to preparing students for success by continuing 
to ensure that the K-12 curriculum offers a coherent course of study, yet remains flexible enough to 
allow for differentiation according to students' needs. Nothing is more crucial to the Wilmington 
Public Schools going forward than recruiting, retaining and nurturing highly qualified teachers who 
are prepared to give their best to Wilmington students. A strong professional development program, 
along with an effective system of supervision and evaluation, is key to realizing this goal. None of 
the challenges above can be met without strong, informed public support for the Wilmington Public 
Schools among parents, elected officials and citizens at large. 

In 2009 the Wilmington Public School system welcomed 29 new staff to its instructional corps. In 
addition, Dennis Mahoney joined the administrative team at the high school and Hope Doran at the 
middle school. On August we greeted 3,788 students as we opened our doors for a new school 
year. The Wilmington Public Schools' relentless pursuit of excellence is noteworthy. Student 
performance data indicates the town's schools are offering the "high quality educational experience" 
that is sought in the school district's Strategic Plan. Performance on the 2010 Massachusetts 
Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) by Wilmington's students is impressive. In 
mathematics, the percentage of 10th grade students performing at an advanced or proficient 
performance level was 90 percent. Ninety-one percent of our 10'^' grades scored in the advanced or 
proficient categories on their English Language Arts test. As a district, we made Adequate Yearly 
Progress in all grade levels. 

In March, 2010, Wilmington High School welcomed a visiting team from the New England 
Association of Schools & Colleges (NEAS&C). The team wrote in their report: 

Wilmington High School can be characterized as a school that is well-supported by its 
community, including parents, central administration and the school committee. The 
community sees the principal as the school's educational leader who celebrates the 
accomplishments the school has made, but recognizes its growth areas as well. 

Students are the heart of Wilmington High School. They are well-connected to the 
school and community. They are thoughtful to include students with disabilities in 
routine high school activities when they can. The principal listens to the voice of 
many groups of students. A variety of extra- and co-curricular activities at 
Wilmington High School support the school's philosophy to support growth and 
achievement for all learners. 

On December the high school was notified that they had received continued accreditation. 

The competition created by a global economy, the proliferation of computer technologies and the 
growth of decentralized work organizations all increase the need for an educated workforce with 
higher levels of initial skills and greater ability for thinking analytically and continuous learning. 
Our challenge in the schools is to take education truly into the 2P' century. It is not enough to say 
that we are already living there. Technically it is the 2P' century, but our schools are not there, and 
our challenge now is to reinvent schools for the 21^' century - for the sake of our children, our 
students and the welfare of our world. Making such a paradigm shift is not easy. After all, when 
any of us thinks of education, we usually think of what we knew as school - the way it has always 
been. 

The Wilmington Public Schools is focused on a 2P' century curriculum that has certain critical 
attributes. It is interdisciplinary, project-based and research-driven. It is connected to the 
community - local, state, national and global. Sometimes students are collaborating with people 
around the world in various projects. The curriculum incorporates higher order thinking skills, 
multiple intelligences, technology and multimedia, the multiple literacies of the 2P' century and 
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Lastly, the High School Building Committee is working on a high school feasibility study in which 
the district is collaborating with the MSBA to generate an initial space summary, document existing 
conditions, establish design parameters, develop and evaluate alternatives and recommend the most 
cost effective and educationally appropriate solution to the MSBA Board of Directors. 

The Wilmington Public Schools is proud to serve the town's students, parents and citizens. As a 
district, we are a reflection of our community. Education is something we value and share. It is this 
tremendous community support that drives us to improve. 

WILMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 

During the 2010 school year, Wilmington High School was scheduled to undergo our Accreditation 
Visit. In March, a team of school personnel from various schools around New England represented 
the NEAS&C during a four day visit of Wilmington High School. The team studied our self-study 
reports for each of the seven standard areas, compared the data to reality and held many interview 
sessions with parents, school committee, staff and students. All in all, the visit was a success. In 
December, we were notified that we maintain full accreditation. 

Wilmington High School faculty and staff continue to tackle the issues of drug and alcohol use and 
abuse by high school age students. The Wildcat Project was responsible for bringing several 
speakers to present to each grade level. A pre-prom program was held for all students who planned 
to attend a prom. Their parents were required to attend as well. The program filled the gym to 
capacity and many of the parents were grateful that we have started talking about these issues with 
the greater community. The program will continue this year as well. 

Below you will see a wonderful compilation, by department, of everything that we are doing at 
Wilmington High School. We continue to grow and enhance opportunities for our students to find 
success in and out of the classroom. We look forward to continuing on the path to become a model 
school and consistently demonstrate "Excellence in Action". 

This year Mrs. Marie Shack, Visual Arts teacher and Liaison for K-12 Visual Arts and Mrs. Suzette 
Durso, Visual Arts teacher will be retiring. Their service and commitment to the students of 
Wilmington spans many, many years. We wish them both wonderful days ahead! 

Business Department 

The Business Department continues to thrive and grow with academic activities as well as extra- 
curricular activities available to challenge students. The business courses continue to offer a 
challenging curriculum fostering critical thought while providing opportunities for problem solving 
and course mastery. 

Students from the Managing Your Money course participated in the 2010 U.S. Department of the 
Treasury's 2010 National Financial Capability Challenge in the spring. The National Financial 
Literacy Capability Challenge is designed to increase the financial knowledge of high school students 
in an effort to enable students to control their financial futures. 

For the second year in a row, our students have achieved great success. Of the 19 students who took 
the Challenge, 1 1 students achieved scores above the national average and the remaining 8 students 
received certificates for scoring in the top 20'*' percentile of national scores. Recognizing the need for 
our students to be financially literate and acquire the skills necessary to make smart financial 
choices, the Business Department has initiated the change for Managing Your Money to become a 
graduation requirement beginning with the class of 2015. In this course students will learn the 
importance of financial planning, budgeting, investing, credit, financial services and insurance 
protection. In 2010-2011 the enrollment of students in Managing Your Money has continued to 
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An integral part of the course, Managing 
Your Money, is student participation in The 
Stock Market Game. The game is a virtual 
program where teams of students start off 
with $100,000 to invest in the stock market. 
Over the course of a 10-week period, 
students learn about stock basics, research 
stocks and maintain a portfolio of stock 
investments. Students compete against 900 
teams throughout the state of 
Massachusetts. As we continue to expand 
and enhance Managing Your Money, 
students also have the opportunity to apply 
their knowledge and skills to a Virtual 
Business, Personal Finance simulation. 

The DECA Club, an association of marketing students, enhances the co-curricular education of 
students who are enrolled in a business course. The DECA Club has had continued success in 
competition at the District, State and National level. Earlier this year, five DECA students and 
their advisor participated in the International Career Development Conference and Competition in 
Louisville, KY. On December 16, 39 Wilmington High School students competed in the DECA 
district competition against eight other schools. Students answered a 100 question business test 
followed by a business role play where they developed a solution to a business problem and 
presented it to a business professional who rated their performance. Wilmington High School 
business students continually demonstrate their ability to think quickly on their feet and 
demonstrate critical thinking skills and creativity. As a result, Wilmington High School won 26 
medals and those students will attend the State competition in March held in Boston with the 
aspirations of winning a top spot in order to compete at the 2011 International Competition in 
Orlando, Florida. Additionally, nine Life Skills students participated in the DECA District 
conference, enjoyed their own competition, received medallions and shared camaraderie with the 
DECA Club. 

Accounting students continue to a use web based technology which allows them to complete all 
homework and tests using a paperless learning platform which is fully integrated with the text book. 
A second level Accounting II course was also developed and approved for the 2011-2012 school year. 
In December, high-performing Accounting seniors were invited to a conference hosted at Babson 
College titled "Is Accounting for Me? From College to Career" sponsored by the Massachusetts 
Society of Certified Pubhc Accountants, the seniors participated in interactive Accounting activities, 
a networking lunch and panel discussions. 

The Business Department's DesktopAVeb Pubhshing class has been rebranded into Web 
Design/Internet Marketing. This change reflects the growing influence the Internet has on 
marketing and the overall business environment. While the class with continue to study the 
technical and strategic methods of website design, additional time will address how businesses use 
the Internet to drive growth and tackle business problems. The class will also deal with the 
economic impact social media marketing has on buyer behavior and business decisions by studying 
the impact that platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have on consumers and businesses by 
building social and business connections. 

English Department 

The Wilmington Public Schools grades 6-12 Enghsh Department believes we can inspire our 
students by providing them with opportunities to read and analyze diverse literature and to use 
language creatively and powerfully when writing and speaking. With an emphasis on helping 
students develop strengths as critical thinkers and effective communicators and providing a strong 
foundation of reading and writing skills, the grades 6-12 English curricula will prepare students to 
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The 2010-2011 school year is the department's fourth year of curriculum renewal. The renewal 
committee will devise an implementation plan based on the following: developing and field testing 
assessments, reviewing state mandates, continuing staff development and finalizing curriculum 
writing. All renewal activities align the department's curriculum with year five of the school 
system's Strategic Plan and the schools' mission statements. In the summer of 2010, grades 6-12 
English teachers partook in a three day writing workshop taught by national writing consultant 
Penny Clare. Penny shared the 6+1 trait writing model which provides a shared vocabulary and 
vision for developing the qualities of good writing. By using a common language for writing 
assessment, teachers can provide students with clear, accurate and usable feedback. The 6+1 key 
traits of writing are as follows: ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions 
plus presentation. 

In the fall and winter of 2010, the English curriculum team leader worked closely with the grades 6- 
12 curriculum director to procure curriculum materials at the high school level. Year four and five of 
the process will then focus on implementation and evaluation according to the Protocol for 
Curriculum Renewal and Management. 

The following contributions of the High School English department members make a strong impact 
on curriculum renewal and other curriculum efforts; as a result, instruction and assessment are 
improving student learning. 

The 2010 Wilmington High School teacher of the year was Ms. Lynch. Ms. Lynch told the local 
newspaper, "It's no wonder I became an English teacher" when referring to those who modeled 
excellent teaching practice - her three former English teachers Mr. Mirisola, recently retired, Mr. 
Cain, 8"' grade English teacher and Mr. Kleponis, 11"^ & 12'*> grade English teacher. 

In October 2010, Ms. Marissa Bortone was awarded the Marion Gleason Most Promising New 
Teacher Award of 2010 by the New England Association of Teachers of English (NEATE). Each 
year, the NEATE chooses one New England English/Language Arts teacher who is in his or her first 
three years of teaching to win this award. The teacher must exhibit qualities such as extensive 
knowledge of his or her discipline, an interest in and concern for students, the ability to challenge 
and motivate students and involvement in professional development. Ms. Bortone was nominated by 
her former English teacher and now colleague, Mr. Joe Kleponis. 

In November 2010, Ms. Cathy Daley, Ms. Lisa Desberg, Ms. Maureen Dolan, Ms. Meghan Estrada, 
Ms. Claire Hitschler, Ms. Maura Lynch, Ms. Parviainen and their classes wrote hundreds of letters 
for Write for Human Rights Day. In November 2010, when teaching The Things They Carried, Ms. 
Daley, Ms. Hitschler and Ms. Lynch had Wilmington High School alumni and Vietnam veteran Mr. 
Shine come to talk about his experiences and how they related to those in Tim O'Brien's novel. 

Ms. Bellavia and Mr. Lewis chaperoned 94 students on a field trip to Salem, Massachusetts in 
November 2010. The focus of the trip was the Salem Witch Museum and the House of the Seven 
Gables. In visiting the witch museum, the students were exposed to the real story of the Salem 
Witch Trial's of 1692 which they read about in the Arthur Miller play The Crucible. The House of 
the Seven Gables allowed students to visit the oldest 17"' century mansion in the United States and 
learn about the author Nathaniel Hawthorne, who made the house famous in his 1851 novel of the 
same name. 

Ms. Estrada's freshman and sophomore students have created digital posters using Glogster and had 
their writing published on Teen Ink's on-line magazine Raw. Ms. Estrada's students also worked in 
conjunction with Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) to create fliers and posters to 
promote safe driving and good decision making in conjunction with SADD. 

Ms. Daley and Ms. Dolan are co-chairing Wildcat Women Eat, a series that is designed to nurture 
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Ms. Marissa Bortone and Ms. Lisa Desberg created and began facilitating a series of workshops 
entitled "Issues Confronting Young Women." The workshops focus on topics pertinent to adolescent 
females. The goal of the workshops is to encourage and foster self confidence and self worth in the 
young women of Wilmington High School. Workshop topics have included: Healthy Female 
Relationships; Female Health: Emotional, Physical and Nutritional; Women in the Workforce and 
Feeling Good on the Inside. 

Foreign Language Department 

The Foreign Language Department welcomed new teacher Ms. Amanda Tetreault for a 2/5 Middle 
School French position for 2010-2011 school year. Ms. Tetreault received her Bachelor's degree from 
Merrimack College and studied in France during her junior year. 

The High School Foreign Language Department is now offering a three year sequence in Italian 
(Italian 1, 2 and 3) which will allow students to fulfill the language requirement for many State 
Universities. The Italian program is funded in part by a grant from the Centro Attivita Scolastiche 
Italiane (C.A.S.I.T). At C.A.S.I.T's Annual Meeting which was held on December 9th at Spinelli's, the 
Board of Director's of C.A.S.I.T. awarded Wilmington an additional grant of $1,500 for the most 
progress made by a district in 2010. Foreign Language CTL Mrs. Joyce Beckwith accepted the award 
on behalf of Superintendent Benton who was unable to attend. Italian teacher Mr. Daniel Indiciani 
plans to lead a group of students to Italy in February of 2012. 

The new Spanish text books, Asi Se Dice - Levels 1, 2 and 3, have been implemented in grades 7 and 8, 
and in second and third year classes at the High School. 

Members of the Foreign Language Club will be teaching French, Spanish and Italian in an afterschool 
setting for a three week cycle in January and February at the North and West Intermediate Schools as 
an introduction to the Middle School Foreign Language program for the 2011-2012 school year. Fifth 
Grade parents will be asked to complete a survey on foreign language choices. The results of this 
survey may influence the foreign language selections which will be offered. 

Congratulations to Spanish teacher Terresa Pietro who was awarded a Summer Travel Grant from the 
Wilmington Educational Foundation and visited three countries in South America: Uruguay, 
Argentina and Chile. Ms. Pietro is now developing a year-long cultural curriculum for her Spanish 5 
Honors Class with authentic materials she collected while on this trip. Last April, Ms. Pietro 
chaperoned 12 students to Costa Rica. Another trip to Costa Rica is scheduled for April of 2012. 

The Foreign Language Club will host their Culture Festival on March 10'^, 2011 in the High School 
Cafeteria. There will be booths from many countries, traditional foods, entertainment, raffles and 
prizes. This event is open to the public. Tickets may be ordered in advance or bought at the door. 

Congratulations to Spanish teacher Noel Tashjian on receiving her MAT degree in Spanish from 
Salem State University. 

Congratulations also to two High School Spanish teachers and one Middle School Spanish teacher who 
were married over the summer of 2010. Ms. Rebecca Hoffman married Michael Martiniello of 
Wilmington in Isla Morada, Florida on June 26'^. Ms. Meghan Lynch married Richard Burns of 
Tewksbury on July 24"^ at the Elms College Chapel in Chicopee, MA and Ms. Lauren Izzicupo married 
Mr. David Fazio of Medford in Stoneham on August 7'*'. 

Guidance Department 

The Wilmington High School Guidance Department strives to provide excellent service to our 
students and parents. The team's focus on innovative college and career preparation was enhanced 
with the introduction of "Naviance", an online program that offers useful tools in the college 
application and career planning process. The program has been received with positive feedback from 
teachers, counselors, students and parents. In late September, the high school counselors hosted the 
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college search and admissions process. The Naviance program was unveiled at this event. Over 120 
parents were in attendance, the largest group of attendees to date. On October 27, the Wilmington 
High School Guidance Department co-sponsored the regional College Fair at the Shriners' 
Auditorium. Two of the counselors participated in this evening event to answer questions and assist 
students in their college decision-making process. On November 4, a representative from UMASS 
Lowell's Financial Aid Department, in conjunction with the counselors, presented a comprehensive 
program describing the financial aid process. This well-attended event was open to our grade 11 and 
grade 12 parents. On January 5, the Wilmington High School Guidance Department presented the 
Alumni Roundtable, a program that invites members of the Class of 2010 to return to Wilmington 
High School to share their college experiences with our current seniors. Over 25 alumni returned 
this year for a dynamic and exciting day. This program, revived in January 2008, is greeted 
enthusiastically by administrators, teachers and students alike, all of whom enjoy hearing from our 
young collegians! In late winter, the Guidance staff will present an evening program, the Junior 
Parents Night, in conjunction with preliminary college counseling sessions with grade 11 students. 
It is the philosophy of the Guidance Department that early dissemination of college related 
information benefits students and families greatly as they embark on this very exciting and complex 
process. 

The Wilmington High School College Preparatory Testing program continues to grow. In mid 
October, the Guidance staff, along with 10 staff members, administered the Preliminary Scholastic 
Aptitude Test to 210 grade 10 and 11 students. The Guidance staff organized the November 
Scholastic Aptitude Test testing for seniors, testing 123 students. In May of 2011, 103 of our 
students will participate in testing through the Advanced Placement program overseen by the 
Guidance Curriculum Team Leader under the strict guidelines of the College Board. In addition, the 
Guidance staff will once again offer the Scholastic Aptitude Test for a second time this academic year 
in early May. 

The Guidance Department strives to provide up-to-date career and future planning information for 
our students. In late January, sophomore students will participate in sessions using the career 
planning component of Naviance with the objective of sorting interests, abilities and future goals to 
offer options for college, career and technical training. This program provides a tool for counselors to 
coach students in college and career choice. 

To date, the Wilmington High School counseling staff has processed over 1,235 college applications 
with over 65% of seniors applying to college. We are proud to announce that our students have been 
accepted to the following colleges: Anna Maria College, Assumption College, Becker College, Boston 
College, Bridgewater State College, Case Western Reserve University, Castleton State College, 
Colby-Sawyer College, Curry College, Dean College, Drexel University, Elon University, Emerson 
College, Emmanuel College, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fordham University, Framingham State 
College, Fitchburg State College, Franklin Pierce University, Georgia Institute of Technology, High 
Point University, Johnson and Wales University, Lasell College, LeMoyne College, Lesley 
University, Lynchburg College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Merrimack College, Missouri 
University of Science and Technology, Nichols College, Northeastern University, Ohio Wesleyan 
University, Regis College, Rivier College, Saint Anselm College, Saint Michael's College, Saint 
Joseph's College (ME), Saint Joseph College (CT), Salem State University, Salve Regina University, 
Simmons College, Southern New Hampshire University, Sterling College, Stonehill College, Suffolk 
University, The College of Saint Rose, The New England Institute of Art, Tulane University, 
University of Connecticut, University of Hartford, University of Maine, University of Massachusetts 
- Amherst, University of Massachusetts - Lowell, University of New Hampshire, University of New 
Haven, University of North Carolina, University of Pittsburgh, University of Rhode Island, 
University of Vermont, Wentworth Institute of Technology, West Virginia University, Westfield 
State College, Wheelock College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Worcester State University. 



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Mathematics Department 

The Mathematics Department at Wilmington High School is comprised of 11 full-time teachers each 
teaching five classes and one Curriculum Team Leader who teaches three classes. We have two new 
members of the Mathematics Department this year. These teachers are starting their teaching 
careers, both are recent college graduates. 

The courses offered in the Mathematics Department range from Algebra 1 through AP Calculus. 
Beginning with the class of 2014, students are required to complete 20 credits of Mathematics in 
order to be eligible for graduation, making mathematics a four-year requirement at Wilmington High 
School. At this time our current sophomores, juniors and seniors complete their three year program 
with Algebra 2 and may choose a fourth year of mathematics from one of our senior electives which 
include 2 programming courses, Algebra 3, Pre Calculus, Introduction to Trigonometry, Introduction 
to Probability & Statistics, Statistics, Honors Calculus AB and AP Calculus AB. Many of our current 
ninth graders have completed Algebra 1 in grade 8 and are enrolled in Geometry this year. They 
will advance to Algebra 2 as sophomores and are the first group of students who are required to 
continue their mathematics education beyond Algebra 2. We anticipate a revision to our High School 
Mathematics Program over the next several years as we anticipate the need to expand our offerings 
and begin our curriculum renewal process. This process has been extended and we will begin our 
work with a review of our current program followed by a needs assessment based on this review. At 
this time, the teachers in the mathematics department have examined the mathematics programs of 
many of the area high schools and are comparing their offerings and requirements to our own. 

Our students continue to improve in our standardized testing. MCAS results were very positive 
again this year with over 90 percent of our tenth graders achieving either in the Proficient or 
Advanced status. We continue to offer a Math Workshop course to our tenth graders as a 
preparation for the May exams. This course is designed to reinforce skills and to develop test-taking 
strategies. We also offer opportunities for extra preparation for eligible students through our 
Academic Support Services Program which is offered three different times during the school year 
and sometimes over the summer months. This program is funded by a grant which has been 
approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education. 

Our Advanced Placement testing in Calculus AB also demonstrates positive results with 100% of 
those tested achieving a qualifying score on the 2010 exams. 

SAT Review classes are also offered through both the English and Mathematics departments. These 
classes are scheduled in the fall and also in the spring. Classes are offered in the evenings during 
the week and on Saturday mornings. The fall and spring sessions usually run for the six weeks prior 
to the SAT tests which are administered in November and December and in May and June. 

Social Studies Department 

Several members of the Wilmington High School Social Studies Department participated in the first 
year of History Connected, a Teaching American History Grant sponsored by the United States 
Department of Education. Participants in the History Book Group read and discussed the following 
works throughout the year: A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution, Sarah's Long 
Walk: The Free Blacks of Boston and How Their Struggle for Equality Changed America, Bread and 
Roses: Mills, Migrants and the Struggle for the American Dream, On the Laps of Gods: The Red 
Summer of 1919 and the Struggle for Justice that Remade a Nation and Boston Against Busing: Race 
Class and Ethnicity in the 1960s and 1970s. Teachers also participated in a number of school day 
seminars, investigating topics such as the U.S. Constitution, the right to vote, the growth of slavery 
in the 19"^ century, the Progressive Era and the New Deal. Some teachers also participated in a 
weeklong summer institute during July. Throughout year one of the program teachers were 
responsible for completing all readings, Wiki posts, minor written assignments and major lesson 
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The Wilmington High School Social Studies Department has been increasing the use of technology in 
the classroom thanks to the use of a new Netbook cart. The cart features 25 Netbooks which can be 
wheeled into Social Studies classrooms. The cart features wireless Internet access, allowing 
students to utilize online resources in the classroom. In conjunction with the Netbook cart, 
department members have been making good use of a class set of 25 microphone headsets which 
were purchased through a Wilmington School/Business Partnership Grant. The combination of the 
Netbook cart and the headsets has allowed students to work on new types of projects using Photo 
Story 3 and Voice Thread. 

WILMINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL 

The year 2010 marked the lO*"^ anniversary of the 
Wilmington Middle School. The 2010 Wilmington 
Middle School Yearbook celebrated this milestone 
with photographs and memories from the year 
2000! Additionally, students and staff helped to 
commemorate the ten year anniversary by forming 
a "Human 10" on the Middle School field! Mr. Neal 
Roberts, Visual Arts teacher and Yearbook advisor, 
organized the team building and school spirit 
inspired activity. 

Funds from the Student Activity Account and from 
the Wilmington Educational Foundation sponsored 
Internet safety workshops for students at all grade 
levels. Presenter Katelyn LeClerc, formerly of the 
Massachusetts State Police and the Attorney 
General's Office, provided strategies for students on 
staying safe onhne, being responsible onhne and appropriate social networking behavior. 

Eighth grade students traveled to Washington DC in June of 2010. The Annual Grade Field Trip 
was a once in a life time experience for Wilmington students. Students and chaperones visited 
Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, the Vietnam Memorial, the World War II and Korean 
War Memorials and several Smithsonian museums. Students were also able to visit with John 
Favreau, Head Speech Writer for President Barack Obama. Mr. Favreau greeted students in 
LaFayette Park, just across the street from the White House's West Wing. He shared his 
experiences of working with the President, hving in Washington DC and travehng around the world. 
The most poignant part of the trip was the tour of the Holocaust Museum. The exhibits were 
powerful and moving and students were able to make a connection with their Language Arts 
curriculum from their reading of "The Diary of Anne Frank" and "Summer of My German Soldier." 

Seventh Grade students were able to meet Scott Flansburg, "The Human Calculator." Scott was 
gifted at getting students excited about math and having students feel more comfortable with 
numbers. He stressed to students and teachers that they need to look at numbers in a new way! He 
also shared incredible connections to all numbers with the numbers 9 and 1 1 . He encouraged all 
students to participate in The American Math Challenge! 

In November of 2010, all students and staff participated in the Annual WEF Walk! Students 
enjoyed participating in the "Turkey Trot" and helped raise funds for upcoming grants and 
technology initiatives sponsored by WEF. 

The 950 students and approximately 100 staff members that make up the Wilmington Middle School 
continue to hve and model the Core Values of Responsibility, Citizenship and Confidence! This year 
staff members began sending home good news postcards to parents whose children exemplified the 
Middle School's Core Values. Students had the opportunity to participate in a drawing contest and 
the winning designs were selected for the Core Values postcards! 




Students commemorate the 10"' anniversary of 
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In 2010, a Middle School chapter of Students Against 
Destructive Decisions (SADD) was estabhshed. With support 
from the Wilmington High School SADD group and funding 
from The Wildcat Project, sixth, seventh and eighth graders 
were encouraged to join this club to help make a positive 
change in their school. Ms. Sara Toga Collings, SADD advisor, 
welcomed over 80 students to the group. The students have 
developed some creative and constructive ideas for improving 
the school climate; SADD Awareness Week, an anti-graffiti 
campaign and Friendship Month. Student participants had to 
sign a "contract for life" that is designed to facilitate 

communication between young people and their parents about 
potentially destructive decisions related to alcohol, drugs, peer SADD activity at the Middle School. 
pressure and behavior. 

English Department 

The following contributions of the Middle School English department members make a strong impact 
on curriculum renewal and other curriculum efforts; as a result, instruction and assessment are 
improving student learning. 

Ms. Jeanne McGonagle's 6*^ grade classes have started a blog on Edmodo.com focusing on the novel 
Maniac Magee. 

Ms. Kole is the co-advisor of the middle school's newspaper. Paw Prints. This year, Paw Prints has 
gone green! The student-written blog can be found at www.wmspawprints.com . 

Ms. Kole is also the faculty advisor of the Wilmington Middle 
School Drama Club. Over 80 students are members of this club, 
which is open to all student actors, singers, dancers and artists. 
The club will be performing the musical "Once Upon A Mattress" 
in March 2011. This show will be directed and choreographed by 
Ms. Kole and Ms. Olson, also an English department member, 
will be the musical director. 

Mr. Mahoney is the advisor for the Wilmington Middle School 
student council and the mentor of some of the present English 
Budding journalists interview teachers at Wilmington Middle School. 
Town Manager Caira. 

In November 2010, Ms. Simmons coordinated a field trip to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty in 
an effort to support the immigration portion of the 8*^ grade curriculum. 

Ms. Simmons has coordinated a field trip to bring approximately 250 grade eight students to 
Washington D.C. in June 2010. This trip is aligned with the grade eight English curriculum and 
reinforces units "I StiU Believe" and "American Struggles and Dreams." Grade eight English 
teachers Mr. Cain, Ms. Kole and Ms. Simmons will chaperone. 

Social Studies Department 

The Wilmington Middle School Social Studies Department has been working throughout the past 
year to update and revise its curriculum maps. Teachers have been taking advantage of available 
Curriculum Improvement Time to work together with their grade-level department colleagues to 
review, revise and in some cases recreate their curriculum maps. The grade seven teachers, having 
implemented a new textbook during the 2009-2010 school year, completely recreated their 
curriculum map. Their map, which is modeled after those at the high school, includes the following 
information: Essential Questions, Content, Skills, Assessment and Instructional Strategies. The 
goal for the near future will be for all Social Studies curriculum maps in grades 6-12 to be 
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NORTH INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 



There are currently 322 students at the North Intermediate School in grades four and five. There 
are seven foiu'th grade classrooms, seven fifth grade classrooms, and one 502.4 Special Education 
classroom at the school. Our students continue to have access to a hroad academic curriculum that 
includes Reading/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. Students also participate in a 
variety of specialist periods each week. Music, Art, Physical Education, Lihrary/Media, Health. 
Chorus and D.A.R.E. provide students with a well-rounded curriculum. This year our students are 
also participating in the Second-Step Anti-Bullying program. 

We continue to work to update and improve our Technology program. We are into our second year of 
implementation of the Renzulli Learning System in both grades 4 and 5. Renzulli is a web-based 
program that is designed to help students achieve by focusing on their strengths, their interests and 
the ways they like to learn and express themselves. Students are put in touch with engaging 
individualized resources, specifically chosen for their interest areas and learning styles. We have 
also reintroduced our students this year to The Study Island Program. Study Island is another web- 
based program that includes specific instruction, assessment and reporting of student's performance. 
All lessons are built directly from state academic standards. We continue to utilize SmartBoards. a 
Mimeo device, and In-Focus projectors to provide students with access to new technologies and 
access to the Internet. Mrs. Peachey, our library/media instructor continues to expand her use of our 
E-Instruction Classroom Performance System (CPS) in her classes. This interactive technology 
allows students to respond to curriculum questions in real-time using individual ''clickers.'" It also 
allows the instructor to gather individual and group assessment data instantaneously. Several of 
our teachers have implemented a document camera into their instruction. We currently have two of 
these in our building. Through the assistance of the Wilmington Educational Foundation we 
recently were able to purchase a GradeMaster 600 Scanner. This allows us to quickly and efficiently 
grade student assessments as well as electronically store student data for future use. The addition 
of Lisa Ippolito, our new Technology Integration Specialist, has been extremely beneficial as we 
continue to seek out new waves to make technology accessible to our students and to integrate 
technology into the general curriculum at the North Intermediate School. 

Improving our school-wide performance in Math has been a primary goal at the North Intermediate 
School this year. Our students continue to participate in the Math Facts Challenge. Students are 
evaluated on a weekly basis on their ability to complete math facts problems in a timely manner. 
Students are tested in the four basic math operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and 
division). As they successfully complete each operation they are rewarded by their classroom 
teachers with a pencil which recognizes their achievement. When all four operations have been 
successfully mastered students are awarded a certificate and have their name and pictvire added to 
our "Math Facts Superstars" bulletin board. With the assistance of our school PAC we have brought 
in two exciting Math enrichment programs this year. In October, we were very fortunate to bring 
the "Human Calculator" to Wilmington. In December, we participated in the Arithmetickles 
Program. Both of these programs sei'ved to generate a great deal of excitement among students 
regarding the learning of Math. We have implemented three before and after school Math programs 
this year. Both the Renzulli and Study Island programs are being utilized to assist students in their 
preparation for this year's Math MCAS exam. Two of our teachers have started a Math Olympics 
challenge program for students after school as well. Our annual Math Immersion Day will take 
place in April, prior to the spring MCAS math testing period. Curriculum Improvement Time will be 
utilized for staff to develop math lessons that focus on identified areas of weakness based on MCAS 
and Math benchmark testing data. 

The North Intermediate School continues to use Peer Mediation as an effective means of helping 
students resolve conflicts in a peaceful manner. Empowering children to talk through their 
problems, with the support of their peers, and to formulate mutually acceptable solutions has proven 
to be a highly effective means of deterring future conflicts in our school. 



For the third year at the North Intermediate School we have implemented a Grade 5 Student 
Advisory Council. Representatives were elected from each classroom. These representatives meet 
periodically with the principal to discuss school-wide issues that impact ovir school. One recent 
activity sponsored by our student council was a holiday door decorating contest. Each classroom 
decorated their door with a winter scene. Council members were the judges. Empowering students 
to have a voice in school decisions has proven to be an effective way to impi'ove school climate. 

Communicating with parents and the community continues to be a top priority at the North 
Intermediate School Intermediate School. Three primary forms of communication ai'e used. E-mail 
has been adopted as the quickest and most efficient means of communicating information in a timely 
manner. All staff regularly communicate, both among themselves and with parents, via e-mail. 
Secondly, we use our school website as a means of communicating more general school information. 
Lastly, and often in conjunction with our website, we continue to utilize the Alert Now phone 
information system. We have found that sending out phone/e-mail messages to alert parents of 
upcoming events, and/or directing them to the website for more detailed information, is both timely 
and efficient. It's also allowed us to conserve our paper resources in our ongoing effort to be a 
"Green" .school. 

Safety continues to be a high prioi'ity at the North Intermediate School. In order to ensure the 
continuous improvement of the.se practices the safety committee meets regularly to discuss ways to 
implement new procedures to address our changing needs. We have continued the process of 
providing room keys to all teachers and staff members and to require all volunteers complete CORI 
forms and all staff members wear l.D. badges. V^isitors and volunteers arc also required to wear 
badges whenever they are in the building for any reason and all staff members are required to have 
CORI checks completed. Various fire and emergency drills are conducted regularly to ensure 
readiness in the case of a real emergency. In the spring, we successfully conducted our first full 
school emergency evacuation. All students and staff safely and quickly evacuated the building and 
were transported via school bvis to the high school. It is an ongoing goal of the North Intermediate 
School and the Wilmington Public Schools to anticipate any possible emergency situation and to 
develop a plan to ensure the safety of all students and school personnel. 

The North Intermediate School is extremely appreciative of the PAC for its ongoing generous 
support of our school and its programs. The fundraising activities they sponsor each year generate a 
considerable amount of money for programs and materials that benefit the school and enhance the 
curriculum. They provide enrichment programs for our students and generously purchase a variety 
of materials for the school. This year's enrichment activities have focused on Math and Anti- 
Bullying. Two PAC-sponsored activities that are extremely well-received are our annual Girl's 
Dance and Boj''s Night Out. The North Intermediate School is grateful for the hard work and 
support of the PAC. We recognize it is the combined efforts of parents and teachers that create an 
atmosphere for learning which strives to meet the needs of each child and fosters the well-being and 
success of all students. 

WEST INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 

The West Intermediate School prides itself on creating a positive environment; greeting children by 
name and making each child feel valued as members of the school community. The West 
Intermediate School staff is always working together to improve the quality of our instruction and 
service to the community. We had several changes in the staff in the year 2010. New staff members 
this year include teachers Kim Provensal, Jessica Busch and Robyn Mazzarino; school psychologist 
Bethany Smith; Educational Assistants Jolyn DeGeorge and Mary Lakeman; and CARES 
coordinator Kerin Ritchie. Kristen Meritt, grade five classroom teacher, was on a leave of absence 
for the year. Her position was filled by Judy Corwin. 

Staff members participated in continued professional development activities that support the 
District Strategic Plan and the NorthAVest Intermediate Schools Improvement Plan. The focus 
remains on the integration of technology. Some of the many exciting new web-based programs we 
are using include RenzuIIi Learning, Study Island, Epals and Spelling City. In our classrooms, we 
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student interaction with any program being used. We hosted parent training nights for both 
RenzuUi and Study Island, as well as a parent session for our Trailblazers Math program. We 
further revised our grade four and five report card, now a combination of standards and letter 
grades. We also added a Technology portion to the report card, further ensuring the integration of 
technology into our everyday teaching. 

In the classrooms, we participated in many activities in addition to our academics. An important 
goal at the West Intermediate School is to instill in the children a sense of personal achievement and 
social awareness, particularly around bullying behaviors. To this end, we implemented the Second 
Step program in both grades, providing regular classroom instruction in critical areas such as 
building empathy, confidence and positive school culture. We also had Explorer Day, Poetry Day 
and Math Immersion Day; participation in Wilmington Fire Department's Tovs for Children In 
Need , collecting food for the local food pantry, the annual winter coat drive sponsored by Anton's 
cleaners and continued participation in Box Tops for Education. 

Specialists at the West Intermediate School continued to involve the children in activities to enrich 
the children's participation in their classes. In Gym, there was a Basketball All-Starz presentation 
and a walking club for any interested students. In Art, children participated in the Reading 
Municipal Light Department's T-Shirt contest; made pottery, murals and collages that we displayed 
throughout the school. In Music, the children participated in town-wide and school-wide concerts. 
Our Wilmington Educational Foundation fundraiser walk in October was again a huge success, 
securing funds for use in the upcoming year. 

The Wilmington CARES program operates daily from the West Intermediate School, and is an 
integral part of our school community. This year, Kerin Ritchie took over as site coordinator at the 
West Intermediate School. In addition to regular daily activities, she has also arranged for the 
children to attend sessions at GymStreet USA and for groups of children to spend time working on 
crafts projects at the Wilmington Health Care Center, which is a nursing home and rehabilitative 
center. 

The Shawsheen/West PAC continues to support grades one to five at both the Shawsheen 
Elementary and the West Intermediate Schools. They provide Student Planners and West 
Intermediate School t-shirts for every child. They fund enrichment programs, which included Mister 
Magnet, Techsploration/Simple Machines and Cryogenics. The PAC also organized additional 
activities such as the Ice Cream Social, Holiday Gift Fair, Grade Five Student Yearbook, Family 
Game Night and the Grade Five Yearbook Signing Party, which is the final farewell to the fifth 
graders as they prepare for the Middle School. 

SHAWSHEEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 

The Shawsheen Elementary School serves students in grades one through three. We also house 
three special education classrooms: one is a multi-grade language based classroom serving students 
who present with academic challenges; the second classroom is a multi-grade classroom serving 
students who have a diagnosis that falls within the Autism Spectrum and the third classroom, new 
at the Shawsheen Elementary School, is a multi-grade program serving students with severe special 
needs that include both academic and medical challenges. All of the classrooms are taught by highly 
qualified educators including 18 general education teachers and three special education teachers. In 
addition, we have highly qualified support staff including three reading specialists, two learning 
specialists, a speech and language pathologist, a guidance counselor, unified arts specialists (one 
music teacher, one physical education/health teacher, one half-time health teacher and one art 
teacher), two part-time librarians, one part-time physical therapist and one part-time certified 
occupational therapist assistant. The remainder of the staff includes a school secretary, a school 
nurse, an assistant principal and a principal. 

Being aware of the variety of learning styles and diverse needs of the students, teachers design 
lessons aimed to challenge each student with positive and productive learning experiences to help 
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The entire staff remains focused on administering ongoing assessments in order to collect and 
analyze data to inform instruction that is geared to the specific needs of the students. This aids 
teachers in providing instruction focused on student achievement. 

The building's Data Team continues to function, meeting monthly to review assessment data, both 
local and state and develop essential questions to be addressed by the full staff. Last year, all first 
and second grade students were administered the Gates-MacGinite Reading Test. The results from 
this test provided teachers with current reading skills for their students. Additionally, this data was 
given to receiving teachers at the beginning of the school year so they would have some initial 
baseline information for each of their students. The first grade teachers have been involved with the 
districts Response to Intervention (RTI) Task Force. They have been collecting ongoing reading 
information on each of their students by conducting benchmark assessments throughout the year, 
helping them to determine the best interventions to be provided for all students to aid them in 
realizing steady reading progress and achievement. All of these assessments and review of data 
have proven helpful in the early detection of at-risk students and getting them the necessary 
assistance to achieve. 

There are school-run initiatives to support and 
celebrate student learning. The Math Word of the 
Week Program provides students with a weekly word 
aimed at building their mathematical vocabulary and 
understanding of a variety of math concepts. Students 
also participate in the Math Facts Challenge Program 
to assist them in learning the basic math facts in 
addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The 
goal of the program is to help each student earn a Math 
Honor Roll certificate. A Reading Incentive Program is 
conducted annually to highlight the importance of 
reading nightly. This year's program is called "Paws for 
Reading." If the students read nightly for the duration 
of the program, they earn a paw a month held on a 
chain with a final incentive of a special whole school 
assembly at the end of the year. The Powerful Pencils 
Bulletin Board is a wonderful opportunity for us to display the creative writings of the children. At 
the Shawsheen Elementary School, readingAanguage arts and math are vital to a child's learning at 
the primary level. 

As we prepare students for the 21^' century, the staff members have been committed to integrating 
more technology in the classroom. All classrooms visit the computer lab once weekly to work on web- 
based programs to enhance student learning in most content areas. In addition, the elementary 
technology integration specialist, assists teachers by providing specially designed lessons in the 
computer lab to address the technology standards, including learning the use of various Microsoft 
Office Programs. This past year, all staff created multiple lessons for the use of technology in the 
classroom during the Staff Professional Development Day. All of the lessons now appear on the 
district's web page, accessible for all staff to view and use. 




Shawsheen Student Council accepts dictionaries 
from the Teivksbury/Wilmington Elks Club on 
behalf of all third f^rade students 



To assist third grade students with test-taking strategies, especially in preparation of the MCAS, the 
Shawsheen Elementary School offers an after school assistance program. All third grade students 
are invited to attend this program conducted one afternoon a week, for one and one half hours per 
session, for a seven week period. Lessons are designed by a program coordinator, one of our reading 
specialists, and instructed by six staff members. The lessons focus on specific test taking tips while 
using reading comprehension as the content area. The program has been well received and attended 
by students. Pre and post surveys have indicated that students developed a stronger confidence 
level in approaching tests. 

The safety of all of the members of the school community continues to be a very high priority of the 
school. To this end, regular fire and lock down drills are conducted. The work of the Evacuation 
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development of a school evacuation plan to an off-site location. Students and staff have been versed 
in the routine to be followed should the school have to have an off-site evacuation. In fact, this drill 
is practiced annually to prepare everyone should the plan need to be activated. 

In addition to aiding our students in their academic growth, the Shawsheen Elementary School is 
dedicated to working with students in becoming responsible citizens, respectful of each other. All 
staff members have been trained with respect to anti-buUying procedures, adhering to a protocol 
established by the district. The "Golden Rule" remains a steadfast guide for all interactions. The 
second and third grades participate in weekly health classes that assist them in learning the 
necessary skills in treating each other with care, understanding and respect. The school's guidance 
counselor runs weekly lessons to reinforce positive and productive student interaction using the 
Second Step Program. It is our goal to take proactive measures to help students learn how to make 
the right social and behavioral choices. 




Students fill the bag for the Fire Fighters' 
Toys for Children program. 



The Shawsheen Student Council consists of 
representatives from each of our third grade 
classrooms. Members work with the assistant 
principal helping him with daily routines and 
various community service projects such as the 
Toys for Children Program sponsored by the 
Wilmington Fire Department. These young 
students demonstrate what children are capable of 
accomplishing. 

Parent involvement remains important at the 
Shawsheen Elementary School. There are many 
opportunities for parents to be a part of our school: 
the Parent Advisory Council (PAC), the School 
Advisory Council (SAC), and volunteers to help in 
the classrooms, the library and the lunch room. 
Some parents share their careers and traveling 
experiences with students too. We are fortunate to 
have such good parent involvement. 



The school's web page is one of the main sources for communication with home and the community. 
We are frequently updating the page with current news about school programs or any school-related 
issues to keep people informed. All of the staff members have created their own web pages to keep 
parents aware of happenings in their rooms. AlertNow is the communication system used to contact 
parents with school announcements ranging from reminders of early release days to school closings 
due to weather. This system is also available to contact parents in cases of any emergencies. 
Communication continues to be key in building school-to-home partnerships. 

The Shawsheen Elementary School remains committed to providing excellent educational 
opportunities and experiences for all students in a safe learning environment. We are able to 
achieve this goal as a result of the dedicated collaboration and contributions of all school community 
members including students, parents, pubUc safety departments and the staff. 

WOBURN STREET SCHOOL 

This year the Woburn Street School has a total enrollment of 489 students in grades one, two and 
three. There are eight first grade classrooms, seven second grade classrooms, seven third grade 
classrooms and one special education substantially separate classroom. New staff members this 
year include Mrs. Michelle MacDonald and Mrs. Katelyn DiNicola in first grade classrooms, Mr. 
Patrick Mclnerney in second grade and Mrs. Annette Owen who is covering a one year leave of 
absence in a third grade classroom. We also have two graduate students from Merrimack College 
with us this year. Ms. Jennifer Demetros and Ms. Kailey Munroe are part of the Merrimack 
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With the help of our School Advisory Council, we 
developed a 2010/2011 School Improvement Plan to 
guide us in the coming year. The first goal in the 
plan is to utilize data obtained by benchmark testing 
administered in the fall to all first grade students. 
This will aid in identifying at-risk students and 
determining what intervention strategies will work 
best to meet their needs. This process of evaluating 
students, matching them to appropriate 
interventions and monitoring their progress is a 
major focus of our Response to Intervention (RTI) 
initiative. The goal of RTI is to identify students in 
need of extra support and intervene quickly so that 
they can keep pace with grade level standards. 

This year we are incorporating new anti-bullying 
initiatives into the school. The Academy of Traditional Karate visited the school in November and 
spoke to all the students about how to recognize buUying behavior and respond appropriately. 
"Johnny the K" also made his annual appearance the day before Thanksgiving. His performances 
teach students about the importance of strong moral character through music and humor. In 
January, "Magic Jim" will visit the school for two performances. This enrichment program will give 
students tools for positive peer interactions. Also, the week of January 24'^ has been designated an 
"Anti-Bullying" week. Activities in the school that week will focus on ways to show kindness to 
others. 

The Woburn Street School was pleased to receive a grant from Exxon/Mobil for $750. This enabled 
us to purchase a school membership to the web-based program BrainPop Jr. This site provides 
supplemental videos and learning ideas for teachers. We also received a grant from the Wilmington 
Educational Foundation (WEF) as a result of our walk for WEF in October. This money will help us 
purchase technology items for our classrooms. Teachers continue to incorporate new technology tools 
into the delivery of daily lessons. Projectors, Smart Boards, Web 2.0 tools and web-based programs 
enhance the curriculum and provide new and creative ways to 
deliver instruction. 

The annual Reading Incentive Program continues this year to 
encourage children to read at home. Our theme is Read with Me 
Under the Sea and the children have been busy reading each day 
to complete the program's requirements. Again this year we wiU 
be hosting our annual visiting author as part of this program. Mr. 
Jerry LaPointe, the district Literacy Coordinator, has invited Lita 
Judge to come to our school in March and speak to all the 
students. Children at the Woburn Street School who complete the 
Reading Incentive Program will receive a book written and 
autographed by Ms. Judge. In addition, the school library will be 
updated with an exciting collection of her stories to further 
promote this program. 

The Woburn Street School is fortunate to have a long and 
cooperative association with the Northside PAC. The PAC sponsors a variety of fundraising 
activities to generate money for programs and materials that benefit the school and enhance the 
curriculum. The PAC regularly provides enrichment prograjns for our students, as well as providing 
a variety of materials each year. The Woburn Street School is extremely grateful for the hard work 
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BOUTWELL EARLY EDUCATION CENTER 



The Boutwell Early Childhood Center is a school dedicated to the education of young children. The 
Boutwell Early Childhood Center is fully staffed. It is a comprehensive early childhood site that is 
home to an Integrated Pre-school Classroom, a Substantially Separate Pre-school classroom, five 
Kindergarten Classrooms and the Bridge Program. In addition, the Boutwell houses an Extended 
Day Kindergarten Program (CARES). 

The Wilmington Public Schools is in its fourth year of full day Kindergarten at both Early Childhood 
sites. The Program is five hours and fifteen minutes in duration daily. The children have a morning 
snack, lunch period and recess each day. The Boutwell Early Childhood Center is able to offer a 
multi-faceted learning experience to the students, which includes participation in physical education, 
music, art, library and computer lab. There is a Reading, Math and Science Program in place, which 
carries through to the elementary school. Special Education services are available for those students 
who qualify and need assistance in the areas of Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, 
Physical Therapy and Resource Learning services. In addition, there is a Reading Specialist on staff 
at the Boutwell Early Childhood Center. The Reading Speciahst focuses on reading support and 
enrichment to the kindergarten students. 

The Pre-school Program continues to be a half-day program: Monday through Thursday. The 
Integrated Pre-school Program has adopted the Pre-K component of the Houghton-Mifflin Reading 
Language Arts Series. It introduces pre-school students to the Alpha Friends, which is the 
cornerstone of the Reading Program. The children are also involved in many thematic units of study 
within the framework of the Pre-school Curriculum. Both the Pre-school and Kindergarten 
Curriculums are aligned to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. 

Student Progress Reports are submitted to parents in January and May, and reflect the Frameworks 
as well as curriculum initiatives. Math, pre and post, testing is completed on each kindergarten 
student. The Dibels Benchmark Assessment is in its second year as a screening tool in the area of 
early literacy and is administered to each kindergarten student three times a year. The Houghton- 
Mifflin Reading Language Arts Program and Trailblazer Math Program are firmly established in the 
Kindergarten Curriculum. Our Kindergarten classes also maintain book buddies with West 
Intermediate students. The Harcourt Brace Science Program continues to be an integral part of the 
Kindergarten Curriculum. The focus is on inquiry and exploration of the natural and physical world. 

The Boutwell Parent Advisory Council or PAC has been a strong and involved presence at the 
Boutwell Early Childhood Center this year. Members of the PAC work closely with staff and 
administration. The enrichment programs funded by PAC, which included "Reach for the Stars", 
"Pioneer Living" and visiting authors, have greatly enhanced curriculum. PAC has brought families 
together with such events as. Movie Nights, Family Fun Night and the Ice Cream Social. Their 
contributions to the students and families, has been instrumental in developing a sense of 
community at the Boutwell Early Childhood Center. 

Our School Advisory Council or SAC is another opportunity to involve parents. It includes 
representatives of parents, teachers and administrators from both the Boutwell and Wildwood 
Schools. Their charge is to develop a School Improvement Plan that is based on safety, security, 
curriculum and building initiatives. 

Two performances are held during the school year under the direction of our Music Specialist, 
Preschool and Kindergarten staff. In January, a winter concert was presented to parents and 
friends. This year's theme was "Winter Fun." In April, parents were treated to a program that 
celebrates community. It is the culmination of a month long unit of study of the town of Wilmington 
and the world around us. Activities that the children participated included visits by the Town 
Manager, Fire Chief, Police Chief, School Superintendent and Postmaster at a "Mini Town Meeting", 
held at the Middle School Auditorium. Our Pre-school holds two performances each year and hosts a 
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The Boutwell Early Childhood Center continues to provide a positive and productive learning 
environment for its students, many of whom are experiencing pubhc school for the first time. Our 
staff strives to create a balance between each child's social and emotional development while at the 
same time cognizant of curriculum and instruction. With the support and involvement of our 
parents, we endeavor to make each child's school experience an enriching one that will lay the 
foundation for the years to come. 



WILDWOOD EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 



The Wildwood Early Childhood Center, located at 182 Wildwood Street, currently has an enrollment 
of 193 Kindergarten and Pre-school students. This past September, the Wildwood Early ChUdhood 
Center embarked on its fourth year of full day kindergarten after making a successful transition 
from half day kindergarten in 2007. The Wildwood Early Childhood Center is presently comprised of 
seven full day kindergarten classrooms as well as our Kindergarten Compass Program for students 
with special needs. The five hour and fifteen minute kindergarten day allows our students to learn 
experientially and at a pace that is conducive to in depth exploration of curriculum. The Wildwood 
Early Childhood Center also offers two Pre-school programs. The integrated pre-school program is a 
half-day program with two sessions that run four days a week for two and a half hours a day. In 
addition, the Wildwood Early Childhood Center offers a fuU day Pre-school, for students with special 
needs that run for five hours and fifteen minutes four days a week and three hours every Friday. 
Our Pre-school and Kindergarten programs help build a foundation of skills and early development 
for our students. The Wildwood Early Childhood Center also houses the Wilmington Public Schools 
Special Education Department. 



Our Kindergarten students receive weekly 
art, music, library and computer time. The 
library and computer programs at the 
Wildwood Early Childhood Center are 
coordinated and run by parent volunteers. 
Our Pre-school students also participate in 
our volunteer run library and computer 
time once a week. In an effort to allow our 
students more time to interact directly with 
technology and help enhance our 
kindergarten curriculum, computer lab time 
was increased from fifteen minutes per 
week to thirty minutes per week in 2008. 
This increase has been extremely beneficial 
to the facilitation of early technology skills 
for our Pre-school and Kindergarten 
students. In addition, our kindergarten 
classroom teachers have committed to 




Kindergarten students work together to estimate the size 
of the pumpkin. 



spending an additional 20-30 minutes per week integrating technology into their current curriculum. 
Physical Education classes are offered twice weekly. Lunches are served to all of our full day 
students on a daily basis. Special Education support services, such as Speech/Language Therapy, 
Resource/Learning Support, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy are available for students 
needing such assistance. 



The Wildwood Early Childhood Center prides itself on being a student-centered educational facUity, 
emphasizing individual student development, strong student-centered curriculum, family 
involvement and positive school cHmate. Central to our Eapdergarten curriculum are the Houghton 
Mifflin English Language Arts Program, which is also utilized in the Pre-school and the Math 
Trailblazers Program. Both programs lay the foundation for student success across multiple 
curriculum areas. In 2008, the kindergarten classrooms adopted the Harcourt Science Program. 
Through this hands-on science program, our kindergarten students are encouraged to explore life, 
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existing reading and math programs and they continue exploring additional ways and resources to 
most effectively teach science to early childhood students. In an effort to support our Houghton 
Mifflin Language Arts Program and guide our literacy instruction, we adopted the DIBELS reading 
assessment at the beginning of the 2009-2010 school year. The DIBELS reading assessment is a 
standardized reading assessment designed to gather baseline data on students and assist in the 
identification of individual student strengths and weaknesses in the area of literacy. During the 
initial adoption of the DIBELS reading assessment, several professional development opportunities 
at the early childhood level were devoted to training all Pre-school and Kindergarten staff in 
administering the DIBELS assessment, analyzing the data gathered to guide instruction and 
learning how to best suit the needs of our early childhood students in the area of literacy. In our 
second year of using the DIBELS staff members have become even more comfortable and 
knowledgeable in the use of this assessment instrument to monitor and support the diverse learners 
in their classrooms. 

In an effort to provide our students with 21^' century skills that will prepare them for success in the 
future, staff members work tirelessly keeping our curriculum current and aligned with the standards 
adopted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Classroom and center activities focus on age- 
appropriate literacy skills, phonemic awareness, mathematics, written language, science, social 
studies, technology integration and social skill development. Social and emotional development is an 
equally important facet of our curriculum in the Pre-school and Kindergarten programs. Play and 
positive peer interactions are woven into every child's day. 

Our School Advisory Council (SAC) 
is a combined committee of 
administrators, teachers and 
parents from the BoutweU and 
Wildwood Early Childhood Centers, 
who meet on a monthly basis to 
develop a school improvement plan 
for the Early Childhood Centers. 
The School Improvement Plan is a 
compilation of goals addressing the 
school's needs around learning 
results, professional development, 
facilities, community, technology 
and communication. 

Additionally, our parents put forth 
great interest and enthusiasm in aU 
of their efforts to support our school 
Preschool students "explore the ocean" through an active Wildwood Parent 

with a hands-on enrichment program. Advisory Council (PAC). The PAC 

sponsors enrichment opportunities 
for our students that include field trips, materials for classrooms and the school, presentations and 
Family Fun Nights that help bring together the Wildwood Early Childhood Center community. 

In the spring, the Wildwood Early Childhood Center participates in a school-wide thematic unit that 
focuses on the Town of Wilmington. Through this Wilmington Unit, students learn about the 
community, landmarks and traditions of their hometown through activities designed to meet all 
areas of the curriculum. During our unit we also have a "Mini-Town Meeting" where various town 
officials come to our school and estabUsh important relationships with our young students. Officer 
Moon, our safety officer, is a friendly face to all the children as he presents bus and community 
safety programs and Lt. Hurley, along with many other Wilmington fire fighters, bring important 
fire safety messages and programs to our Wildwood Early Childhood Center students. We are 
thankful to have such community involvement and support for the children at the Wildwood Early 
Childhood Center where our goal is to meet the needs of all our students in order for them to succeed 
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PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT 



The Wilmington Public Schools continue to offer and support one of the finest and most 
comprehensive programs of music education in the Commonwealth. The eight full-time and two 
part-time staff members of the Performing Arts Department are a team of highly qualified music 
educators who guide the students through a sequential curriculum that is completely aligned with 
the National Standards for Music Education, as well as the State Curriculum Frameworks. During 
their years in the Wilmington Public Schools' performing arts classes, our students are given the 
tools and skills they need to be lifelong participants in music. 

At the elementary level, all students in grades K - 5 receive a minimum of one music class per week. 
In each year of music study, elementary students work on singing, playing instruments, composing, 
reading and notating music; listening to, analyzing and describing music; improvising within 
musical forms of melody and accompaniment; evaluating music and music performances; and 
understanding relationships between music and other disciplines as well as in relation to history and 
other cultures. Students at each grade level are given an opportunity to experience public 
performance at one school concert per year before an audience of classmates, teachers and parents. 

WOBURN Street School 

Students at the Woburn Street School had a very busy year in 2010. Each month a different 
composer was studied along with the style of music that composer was known for. Students learned 
about such composers as Gershwin, Vivaldi, Joplin, Beethoven, Mozart, Handel, Bach and 
Tchaikovsky. Students learned many new songs and played percussion instruments in the music 
classroom. Each grade level performed a concert/integrated arts performance once during the school 
year. First graders performed a holiday concert in December. Second graders presented an 
integrated arts performance with a focus on the 2010 Winter Olympics and Third Grade students 
learned how to play the recorder and demonstrated their new skills at a Patriotic concert 
performance in May. 

North Intermediate School 

"Music Rocks!" at the North Intermediate School. Students are involved weekly in intense musical 
training: vocal, recorder, music appreciation and music literacy. Special units of study include 
Instruments of the Orchestra, World Percussion, Jazz, Rock and Composition. Technology based 
lessons and assignments are part of many of these units. This year, many performance 
opportunities have and will be available: Veterans' Day Program, 2010 Winter Music Concert, Music 
In Our School's Lunchtime Recorder Concert Series, Grade Four Musical, "The Green Machine" and 
The End Of the Year Celebration featuring the Grade Five Chorus. A special trip to the Lexington 
Symphony has been arranged by Superintendent Benton for all Fourth Grade students. We are also 
very excited to continue to send selected students to the Boston Symphony Orchestra summer camp, 
DARTS. 

Boutwell Early Childhood Center and Shawsheen Elementary School 

The music educator at these schools is Mrs. Roxanne Rene. She was honored to be selected from a 
pool of applicants this fall to be a Wilmington Innovative Teacher Grant recipient as sponsored by 
the Wilmington Education Foundation (WEF). As a part of this grant, she will be receiving an iPod 
Classic and Flip Video camera which will be used for concerts and in weekly music lessons. It is her 
hope that these modern technologies will help students to improve their formal and informal musical 
performances, as well as increase student learning and levels of engagement. The third graders at 
the Shawsheen Elementary School recently performed their winter concert "The Nutcracker" on 
December 15"^. The Kindergarteners will be performing their concert "Winter Fun" on January T"' 
at the Boutwell Early Childhood Center. Later this year the first graders will perform their concert 
in March and the second graders will have a show in May. The kindergarteners will have their 
second concert in April. During weekly music classes, students are engaged in singing, listening, 
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West Intermediate School 

The West Intermediate School welcomed Ms. Robyn Mazzarino to her first year of teaching music in 
September! The West Intermediate School Fifth Grade chorus performed their first concert of the 
year on December 14, 2010. Having just acquired a Flip Video Camera for the school's use, the 
concert was recorded so that the students could critically listen, respond and reflect on their 
performance. In addition to completing and progressing towards their next Recorder Karate belt, 
fifth grade students completed their study of Native American Music. They are now beginning the 
New Year by studying composers and time periods, starting off with the Renaissance. Fourth 
graders at the West Intermediate School are currently preparing for their upcoming class 
"informances" which will take place during the first two weeks of February. During this time, 
parents will be invited into the classroom to observe and participate in what the classes have been 
working on this year. Fourth graders have also just completed their global music unit in which they 
have listened to a variety of world music and learned to play and/or sing songs from Japan. Liberia 
and Indonesia. Students have also completed and are now working on achieving their next belt in 
the Recorder Karate series. 

Wilmington Middle School 

During the middle school years, students in the general music classes are required to apply the 
knowledge and skills that they developed during their elementary music classes for practical 
application in a performance based setting, in either an ensemble such as string orchestra, chorus, or 
band, or during an elective of guitar or piano/keyboard class. It is during these classes that the 
students have the opportunity to not only refine their technical music skills, but also further develop 
the expressive qualities of music, which include composition and music criticism. Additionally, 
students who received instruction in chorus, band and strings at the elementary school level have 
the opportunity to take classes in these areas during middle school and increase the performance 
aspect of studying vocal or instrumental music. The middle school strings, band, jazz band and 
chorus rehearse weekly during school and perform at numerous concerts and functions throughout 
the school year. 

Wilmington High School 

At Wilmington High School, students can choose from a variety of performing arts classes for credit, 
which include String Ensemble, Chorus, Concert & Marching Band, Woodwind Ensemble Jazz 
Band, Introduction to Theatre, and Theatre Craft and Music Theory. Additionally, there are 
numerous extra curricular activities that music students have the opportunity to perform in such as 
pit orchestra, pep band and an a cappella ensemble, SoundScape. 

Chorus 

The middle school and high school choruses presented a stunning evening of vocal music to a 
standing room only audience at Wilmington Middle School in December. The middle school 
welcomes Mr. Zachary Jagentenfl as the new director of the seventh & eighth grade Choi-us. Thi.'^ 
evening also featured a performance by the a cappella ensemble from Wilmington High School, 
SoundScape. 

The Wilmington High School Chorus also performed some community service in December by 
caroling around the town, with stops at the Buzzell Senior Center. High school choral and drama 
director, Mr. Jason Luciana, is proudly serving as manager of the Northeast Senior District Choral 
Festival this year, as sponsored by the Massachusetts Music Educators Association. Our chorus 
students in grades 6-12 will be performing again in the Spring of 201 1 at the annual Choral Vertical 
Concert. 

Drama Club 

At both the middle and high school level. Drama Club is also offered as an extra curricular activity. 
Drama Club is the perfect vehicle for providing students of all interests and abilities the chance to 
participate in one or more of the four nationally mandated Arts disciplines of music, dance, theatre 
and visual arts all in one place. Students who like to perform have the opportunity to audition for 
singing and dancing roles or chorus parts and receive acting coaching as well. Countless other 
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sets and scenery, handling the audio/visual equipment and by doing numerous other backstage 
tasks. The Middle School Drama Club will present "Once Upon A Mattress" in the spring of 2011. 
The LampHghters at Wilmington High School will present the highly acclaimed West End musical 
"Children of Eden" in January. In February, this group will compete in a one-act festival as 
sponsored by the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild. Shakespeare's MacBeth will be 
recreated by the Lamplighters in May 2011. 

Band (wavw.wildcatbands.com) 

With tremendous parental, administrative and 
community support, the Band program continues to 
flourish with approximately 400 students in grades 
4-12 playing band instruments. At the elementary 
level, students are permitted to select an instrument 
in fourth grade and receive small group lessons each 
week where the basics of tone production, technique 
and music reading are studied and developed. These 
students perform, along with the fifth Grade 
Advanced Band in the Annual Band Festival held in 
May, as well as at the Wilmington Memorial Day 
Parade. There are nearly 175 students at the 
Wilmington Middle School who perform in the sixth, seventh and eighth grade band. These students 
were featured at the Winter Concert series in December. One highlight of this concert was the array 
of students who also performed solos and duets, including a quintet of musicians who performed 
"Deck the Halls" as arranged by eighth grader Sharmetha Ramanan. Additionally, there are 
approximately 40 students who have been selected to participate in the Junior Jazz band which is an 
extra-curricular ensemble that meets after school for two hours a week. The Wilmington High 
School Wildcat Marching Band begins each school year with their annual Band Camp held at Camp 
Nokomis on Lake Winnipesaukee. This fall, the marching band performed before tens of thousands 
of audience members at the home football games, Boston Columbus Day and Woburn Halloween 
parades and the Wilmington Veterans' Day Ceremony. Volunteers from the band also collected more 
than 350 bags of groceries this year for the Wilmington Food Pantry during their one-day food drive 
in November. The Wilmington High School Concert Band, Honors Jazz Ensemble and Woodwind 
Ensemble will perform a Winter Concert in late January. The Jazz Ensemble at both the middle and 
high school levels will present a Pops concert (with special guests SoundScape) on April 29, 2011. 

Strings Attached Program 

This year finds Strings Attached very busy in grades 4-12. The Wilmington High School Strings 
were asked to join Governor Deval Patrick in the Annual Tree Lighting at the State House. 
Additionally, they are preparing to represent Wilmington and the USA during their April Concert 
Tour of Austria. Governor Deval Patrick and Representative James R. Miceli will host the group at 
the State House before their departure and present the group with Ambassador's Letters from the 
Senators and Representatives, the Governor and Mayor Menino. In Austria, the group will present 
these letters to government officials and will bring home letters from the Austrian government for 
their collection. This tour, with 120 participants, is funded solely by the students and their families 
and uses no pubhc funds. The Middle School Strings are preparing for their concert tour of Ireland 
in 2013, while grades five and six prepare for their auditions at Lake George in 2012. Over 100 new 
Fourth Grade String Students will be inducted into Wilmington's string program on February 14*'^ 
during the Arch of Bows Ceremony. 

FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT 

This has been an exciting year at the high school with two juniors being accepted into the Art All 
State program. Congratulations go to Alexis Mattes and Hailey DeLima. The application process is 
an involved one requiring two essays, two letters of recommendation, a self-portrait, another work 
and an interview before a panel of three art teachers. Those accepted visit the Worcester Art 
Museum and work with an artist and a group of fellow juniors to create a group art work. The 
qualities beside talent and energy that are required are the ability to work with others. Both 
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In May the art students visited the Metropohtan Museum of Art in Rockport, MA. Students were 
provided with art suppUes and created their personal versions of Motif #1. They then had the 
opportunity to visit the various galleries along the peninsula. Good weather helped to make the day 
a huge success. In November, the ARt students visited the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA. 
This museum is known for its extensive sculpture park. Tour guides led groups of students through 
the sculpture and also discussed the various exhibits inside the museum as well. Luckily, we were 
given passes so that the students can return, of which many having taken advantage of the fact. 

Students in the third grade at the Shawsheen Elementary School are making costumes and props for 
a concert. Each second grade student has been painting a still life. Please check the Shawsheen 
Elementary School Art website to see the students' photos of their still life in a few weeks! Each 
child will take a picture of their still life and we will post it. First graders have been making clay 
projects or various kinds. (Some students made ornaments.) 

Students in fourth grade at the West Intermediate School entered a T-shirt contest about electricity. 
Students learned about electrical safety. Students in grade five have been making clay projects. 
Their results are beyond our expectations. Students will photograph their projects and we will form 
an online gallery. Please check the West Intermediate School website for a future link. 

Lynne Vik, Sara Sussman and Carroll Conquest attended the Boston Museum of Fine Arts teacher 
introduction event to the new Art of the Americas Wing. They were excited about the range of work 
and the excellent Educator's online portion of their website. 

Grade seven students have been learning about drawing the human face and figure in proper 
proportion. They created several portraits and self portraits as well as combining figure proportion 
with the art style of Kasmir Malevich and Charles Searles. They also learned a new technique of 
drawing with nothing but straight, horizontal lines that extend across the entire paper and only the 
lines change color to form the picture. It is a unique way of creating an image that looks like a 
technical drawing but done entirely by hand. Next up is perspective drawing where students will 
learn to draw three dimensional images on a flat surface. They will study one and two point 
perspective in creating many different perspective drawings. 

The creative artists in grade eight have learned all about creativity and how to enhance their 
creative thinking skills utilizing specific mental tools to help them "think outside the box". They 
have been working on paintings demonstrating their knowledge of these creativity tools. Abstract 
paintings of hearts, peace signs and shamrocks were done as a way of demonstrating their 
understanding of the creativity process. They have just completed a sculpture based on the principle 
of balance using several diamond octahedrons as the focus of their sculptures. 

Students at the Shawsheen Elementary School have been practicing using clay. We have created 
some wonderful creations. We have been experimenting with animation in clay also. In the past we 
have received a grant from the Wilmington Educational Foundation to use digital cameras. We have 
been learning about basic photography to create the animations. We also are beginning to take 
pictures and create digital portfolios. We can compare older and newer work thus creating baselines. 
Please see some creations at http://sites.google.com/site/shawsheenartists/ 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH 

The Physical Education and Health Department continued to serve all students (K-12). 

The Elementary Physical Education and Health Education Program is a comprehensive curriculum 
which incorporates physical fitness and skill development components as well as specific health 
related topics. The Health Education at the second, third and fourth grade level emphasizes the 
importance of exercise, body systems, hygiene, proper nutrition, personal health care, sun protection 
and rest/sleep to feel well. The students learn to identify major behaviors that contribute to wellness 
through self-esteem, relationships, responsibility, communication and decision making skills. In 
fifth grade, we continue to offer the DARE Program in cooperation with the Wilmington Police 
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The Middle School Physical Education and Health Education program is a comprehensive 
curriculum which incorporates health topics, physical fitness and sport skill development for all 
students. A popular physical education unit includes the traverse climbing wall at Wilmington 
Middle School gymnasium and the students continue to be extremely excited about using the 
climbing wall. The climbing wall enhances skills that build strength, endurance and coordination. A 
new physical education unit is "Yoga-tation" this combines yoga stretches with meditation exercises. 
In the Health Education class there is a new lesson within the safety unit which informs the 
students on the topic of an AED device. An AED is an Automated External Defibrillator which is 
used to assist in the rescue of a person. On September 15, 2010 the entire middle school students 
and staff participated in team building activity day that enhanced positive relationships among their 
school community. At this team building day the entire students and staff participated in team 
building physical activities which included the juggler's carry, all aboard and the jumping machine. 
In addition the staff presented the first Second Step lesson for this year to the students which 
included Understanding the Problem with the theme of what is interpersonal conflict. The third 
activity on this day was a book discussion group related to their summer reading assignment. The 
day was wonderful and enjoyed by everyone at the Wilmington Middle School. 

The Physical Education Curriculum at the high school, Health Dynamics, is a comprehensive 
program dealing with health, fitness and life skills. Students will examine appropriate health topics 
including substance abuse, nutrition, physical fitness, human sexuality, mental health and stress 
management. The curriculum also incorporates effects of the environment, consumer issues, ecology 
and social issues in the program. Related physical activities designed to reinforce health issues will 
be offered to ensure a complete holistic sense of mental, spiritual and physical well-being. In 
November 2010, the high school Physical Education and Health program was awarded an Innovative 
Teacher Award grant through the Wilmington School/Business partnership entitled "Spin Bike 
Exercise Lab." This grant will provide the high school students the opportunity to experience the 
sport of spinning using a spin bike. The spin bike lab will include heart rate activities and 
assessments for students to evaluate speed and caloric usage. 

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT 

The Boys Basketball team, coached by year Head Coach Joe Maiella, had an overall record of 12- 
8. They lost to Dracut in the Division II Tournament. Mike Murphy was CAL All League and a 
Lowell Sun All Star. The team received the 2010 MIAA Division II Annual Sportsmanship Award. 
They also received the 2010 Sportsmanship Alliance of Massachusetts (SAM) Boys Basketball 
Award. This special on court presentation took place at half time of the March 24'*' Boston Celtics 
game against Denver Nuggets. 

The Girls Basketball team, coached by Jay Keane, had a record of 11-9. They lost in the Semi-Finals 
of the Division II State Tournament to Melrose. Amy Fahey was CAL All League and a Lowell Sun 
All Star. CAL All Stars were Amanda Keane and Maggie Brown. 

The Boys Ice Hockey team, coached by Stephen Scanlon, had a record of 19-0-1. They finished first 
place in the CAL for their ninth league title. They lost in the semi-finals of the Division II State 
Tournament to Newburyport. Jared Ravagni was CAL All League. Jeff Harris, Liam Gately and 
Brian Hurley were CAL All Stars. Dan Gushing was a CAL All League and Lowell Sun All Star. 
Zack Rosa was CAL All League, MVP of the CAL, Lowell Sun All Star, Boston Herald and Boston 
Globe All Scholastics. Coach Steve Scanlon was Coach of the Year for both the CAL and Lowell Sun. 

The Winter Cheering team, coached by Kathy Ruggeiro, was CAL Champions led by All Star 
Stephanie Mazzie. 

The Baseball team, coached by Aldo Caira, finished 11-9 in the CAL. They lost in the second round 
of the Division II State Tournament to Masconomet. Vinny Scifo was a CAL All Star. 

Our Softball team, coached by Audrey Cabral-Pini, had a record of 16-4 and finished 2"'' in the CAL 
Large. They lost in the second round of the Division II State Tournament to North Reading. 



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Brittany McLaughlin and Chelsie Babcock were CAL All League while Emily Crannell and Katelyn 
Souza were CAL All Stars. Audrey Cabral-Pini was CAL Coach of the Year. 



The Boys Soccer team finished second in the CAL Large Conference with a record of 11-4-3. They 
lost to Maiden Catholic in double overtime in the Division II State Tournament. Nick Godzyk and 
Andy Owens were both CAL All League and Lowell Sun All Stars. Chris DiCecca and John Malone 
were CAL All Stars. 

The Football team was 8-3 and coached by Mike Barry. The team finished second in the CAL Large 
Conference. CAL All league players were Sean Hanley, Kevin Moriarty, Chris Frissore, Brian 
Hurley, Gordie Fitch and John Parsons. Sean Hanley and John Parsons were also named to the 
Lowell Sun All Stars. 

The Fall Cheering team, coached by Kathy Ruggeiro, finished first in the CAL. Brittani Zaccagnini 
was CAL All League. 

The Health Dynamics Department cited several students for Outstanding Achievement in 2010: 
Academic Excellence Awards were presented to the following students: 



Class of 2013 
Class of 2012 
Class of 2011 
Class of 2010 



Caihn O'Flaherty 
Edward DeLucia 
Katherine Aoki 
Ashley Gonzalez 



Academic Achievement Awards were presented to the following students: 

Brendan Ahem 
Michelle Barnes 
Lauren Cole 
Matthew Palermo 
Marc Shibiha 

Athletic Award Recipients 

Dr. Gerald Fagan Award: "To the most outstanding Wilmington High School Senior 
Athlete:" Caleb Rogers and Brittany McLaughlin 

Lawrence H. Gushing, Sr. Award: "To the senior demonstrating dedication to athletics at 
Wilmington High School:" Marty Bamberg and Jessica Burke 

Harold "Ding" Driscoll Award: "To the senior athlete demonstrating dedication to athletics 
while attending Wilmington High School:" Evan Butters and Amy Fahey 

Joseph H. Woods, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: "To the senior athlete demonstrating courage, 
discipline and tenacity while attending Wilmington High School:" Rich Barry and Brittany 
McLaughlin 

Jack Wolfe Memorial Scholarship: "To the male and female athlete who exhibit team spirit, 
leadership and equal dedication to academics as well as athletics:" Evan Butters and Allison 
Robbins 

Dick Scanlon Scholarship: Kevin Flaherty and Jackie Zaremba 
The Wildcat Distinguished Service Award: Kate Doherty 



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SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT 



During the last academic year the Special Education Department received 156 referrals for initial 
Team evaluations and provided special education and related treatment services to 648 eligible 
students. 

During the previous year, the Special Education Department expanded its capacity to provide 
services to students and training/consultation to parents and staff by adding a Board Certified 
Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to its staff. The BCBA worked closely with the students and staff in the 
five existing, substantially separate, classrooms educating students on the autism spectrum, 
conducted functional behavioral assessments and served as the liaison to agencies providing home 
services to eligible students and among other duties conducted staff trainings on the District level. 

Moreover, the Special Education Department reopened the Intermediate Pathways Program at the 
West Intermediate School in order to be able to provide mandated services to students in grades four 
and five as outlined in specific student Individual Education Programs. 

In a continuing effort to provide staff training for faculty and related service providers the Special 
Education Department has supported numerous workshops and conferences on topics such as, 
mental health issues, assessment, technology, math, English language arts, supporting learners 
across settings, behavior, applied behavior analysis, federal & state regulations and augmentative 
communication in the classroom. 

SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT 

Wilmington School Food Service employs sixteen full-time and twenty-four part-time staff, in 
addition to the Food Service Secretary and the Administrator of Food Services. All salaries, food, 
supply and equipment purchases, as well as most maintenance costs and office supplies are paid 
from the Food Service revolving account. Revenues obtained from student lunch participation, 
reimbursement from the Department of Education, catering. Senior Citizen Lunch, Extended Day 
Care and other programs are used solely for the support and improvement of the School Food Service 
Program. 

We comply with the United States Department of Agriculture's food based menu-planning system 
and nutrient standards, providing meals that meet 1/3 of the RDA for calories, as well as required 
levels of other key nutrients, including fat, saturated fat, protein, vitamins A & C, iron and calcium. 
Lunch prices for the 2010/2011 school year are as follows: $1.75 at the Elementary Schools. The 
Middle School is $2.00 and the High School is $2.00-2.50. A total of 386,962 student meals were 
served last school year. Students may choose from a variety of lunch options at all grade levels to 
encourage participation. Average monthly participation was approximately 65 percent district-wide. 
In addition to reimbursable meals, a la carte items are available to students to supplement school 
lunches and those brought from home. A variety of fruits and vegetables are served daily, up to 
fourteen different choices, many of which are fresh fruits and vegetables. 

Allergy and other health concerns continue to be addressed. Full-time food service employees are 
trained annually in EPI-PEN administration. Cafeteria Managers at each school and the 
Administrator of Food Service work closely with school nurses and parents, providing ingredient and 
nutrient information as necessary. At present there are forty-two SeruSafe certified sanitarians on 
staff including the Administrator and food service secretary. All staff has been trained on kitchen 
safety issues, such as lifting, slips and falls. 

The food service program continually conducts promotions to increase students' participation in 
lunch, including "fourth grade corn shucking day" and "Goblale Gobble Day". 

Computerized Point-of-Sale systems are in place at all schools to improve the efficiency and accuracy 
of reporting and accounting. Participation, especially of students eligible for free and reduced price 
meals, has increased remarkably since this program was introduced and online services are now also 
available. Other initiatives completed during the school year include various equipment and storage 
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new counter tray slides for the North Intermediate School. We also installed a carbon monoxide 
detection system for the Wilmington High School kitchen, a new reach-in freezer and freezer and 
refrigerator compressors. 

From July 2009 through June 2010, the senior citizen home-delivered meals program at the West 
Intermediate School served 10,684 lunches. 

WILMINGTON CARES 

The CARES Program continues its commitment to providing a safe and enriching environment for 
Wilmington children before and after regular school hours. In addition, we offer vacation programs 
for children in grades K-5 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. during the February and April breaks as weU 
as approximately seven weeks during the summer months. These programs continue to grow as the 
need for our services increases and the word gets out that CARES is the place to be! 

This year we started a new after school CARES Program at the Middle School. While small in 
number of participants, it is large in the variety of activities that the students are participating in. 
They are really enjoying reaching out to the younger students of Wilmington. One program that 
they started is a group called Reading Buddies where students travel to the Boutwell Early 
Childhood Center to help Kindergartners practice their reading. They also read stories to the 
younger kids just for their enjoyment. Another 
group travels across the street to the West 
Intermediate School once a week to serve as 
homework helpers to the students in their after 
school program as well. 

Aside from homework being the number one 

choice activity at the Wilmington Middle School 

CARES, Ms. Blaeser also takes advantage of 

other fun activities going on in the community. 

Some of the children recently attended the sixth 

grade dance right at the school, while others are 

taking advantage of a scheduled trip to the pubhc 

library to play chess. 

Playing Chess at the library. 

We are currently gearing up for February break 

at the Woburn Street School, during which our qualified staff will enjoy the company of 
approximately 100 of our local youth each day. The children will enjoy activities throughout the 
week facilitated by our professional staff. There are always special trips and activities planned 
during vacations. In addition, we can all look forward to some good 'ole American fun including 
sledding, basketball and a good game of Crazy 8's. The activities are diverse, so as to appeal to 
children of aU age levels and interests. We strive for a balance of physical activities, the arts and 
cognitive challenges. We will be playing team sports, designing our own crafts and exploring the 
computers. 

CONCLUSION 

Wilmington Pubhc Schools had several retirees this past year, many who gave the school system 
over thirty years of service: Barbara Bishop, Anna Claire, Patricia Coffill, Sheryl Farrar, Monique 
Greilich, Thomas Kane, Anna KUfoyle, Marguerite Marrano, Peter McGinn, Thomas Mirisola, 
Michael Nee, Janice Puleo, Lorraine Waters and John Wood. These staff members have been an 
integral part of the Wilmington Public Schools. They have given of themselves to support, nurture 
and teach our students. We would like to wish them many happy and healthful retirement years. 

Our sincere thanks to Town Manager Michael Caira and his senior management staff for their 
consistent support of the pubhc schools. The School Department is proud of the collaborative efforts 
and bonds that have been formed with the town and we are most appreciative that the town 
continues its longstanding commitment to supporting its schools so that they can function as 
learning communities. 




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Shawsheeo Valley Regional 
Vocational/ Technical School District 

The Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School District (SVRTSD) is pleased to submit 
its 2010 Annual Report to the citizens of Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Tewksbury and Wilmington. 
Located on Cook Street in Billerica next to the towns of Burlington and Wilmington, the school 
celebrated its 40th anniversary this year, perpetuating the highest quality in vocational technical 
education to area youth and residents. 

The representatives of the 10 member Regional School Committee that governs the District are: 
Mark Trifiro, Chairman, and Donald Drouin, Secretary, from Bedford; Kenneth L. Buffum and 
Bernard F. Hoar from Billerica; Paul V. Gedick, Vice-Chairman, and Robert Gallagher from 
Burlington; J. Peter Downing and Patricia W. Meuse, Treasurer, from Tewksbury; and James M. 
Gillis and Robert G. Peterson from Wilmington. Charles Lyons has been Superintendent/Director of 
the District since 1987. 

Shawsheen Valley Technical High School (SVTHS) is one of 26 regional vocational technical school 
districts in Massachusetts. One thousand three hundred twenty-four (1,324) high school students 
were enrolled in SVTHS's day school programs in October of 2010 and more than 400 adults 
participated in the school's various adult and continuing education courses. 

In June of 2010, SVTHS graduated 290 seniors. Over 67% of the graduates planned to attend college 
or other post secondary schooling in the fall. Slightly less than 20% of the students intended to 
continue working in their trade with another 6% working in another field after graduation. In 
addition, 1.5% entered the military forces. 

The SVTHS faculty is an exceptional group of talented academic and vocational/technical educators 
who are highly qualified to teach in their respective disciplines and occupational areas. SVTHS 
employs 135 full-time teachers as well as 18 para-professionals. Of those full-time teachers, 11 are 
department chairs and 15 are lead teachers. All SVTHS teachers exhibit the character, health, 
personality and professional competency worthy of serving the needs of District students. 

Academic Programs 

MCAS Performance: In the spring of 2010, the 321 sophomores comprising SVTHS' Class of 2012 
distinguished themselves among all other vocational/technical high school students, among all 
sophomores within the five town district and, most impressively, among all sophomores throughout 
the Commonwealth, earning a special commendation from the Department of Elementary and 
Secondary Education (DESE) in the latter analysis. 

With only one exception, SVTHS sophomores outperformed all other vocational/technical sophomores 
on all MCAS performance measures (English Language Arts, Mathematics and 
Science/Technology/Engineering) during the 2010 test period. Blackstone Valley Technical High 
School outpointed Shawsheen only on the Mathematics test. 



The District analysis paralleled the vocational analysis. With the exception of Wilmington 
(Mathematics only), SVTHS sophomores outscored or equaled all of their District peers on the three 
performance measures. 



TABLE 1. PERCENT OF TENTH GRADERS SCORING IN EITHER THE ADVANCED OR 
PROFICIENT RANGE IN SPRING 2010 MCAS TESTING. 




Bedford 


Billerica 


Burlington 


Tewksbury 


SVTHS 


Wilmington 


English 


86 


78 


84 


84 


93 


91 


Mathematics 


86 


84 


85 


82 


86 


90 


Science/Tech/Eng 


80 


72 


76 


72 


86 


81 



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Although remarkable, both the vocational/technical and District analyses pale statistically to 
SVTHS' pre-eminent performance throughout the Commonwealth with respect to a rank ordering of 
Median Student Growth Percentiles (MSGP). The MSG? is a statistical measure of student growth 
between grades eight and ten. In the spring of 2010, SVTHS ranked fourth among the 287 school 
districts for whom the DESE reported tenth grade MCAS scores. This extraordinary achievement 
earned SVTHS a special commendation from the DESE for a second consecutive year. (In the spring 
of 2009, SVTHS ranked sixth in the same analysis). 

Curriculum Revision: Throughout the school year, members of the Social Studies Department 
continued their redesign of SVTHS' Honors, College Preparatory and Support Services U.S. History 
offerings. The restructured courses will be offered in grade 10 (Colonization to the Civil War) and 
grade 11 (Reconstruction to the present). The two-year format will allow students to explore topics 
in greater depth and breadth while providing instructional time for written-response training, a 
critical element of MCAS preparation. Curriculum planners believe that the expanded format will 
enhance the test performance of SVTHS students, as did the prior and parallel change in the Biology 
curriculum. 

In response to the increasing demand for College Preparatory electives, members of the Science 
Department continued to design a College Preparatory Physical Science course, which joins the 
science curriculum alongside Honors and College Preparatory Chemistry, Honors and College 
Preparatory Physics and Honors and College Preparatory Biology. In a parallel effort to expand 
College Preparatory offerings in mathematics, members of that department continued to design a 
College Preparatory Statistics course, which joins rigorous upper-class offerings in Honors and 
College Preparatory Trigonometry and Honors and College Preparatory Calculus. 

New Staff: In the fall, Mrs. Debra Dew joined the Mathematics Department to fill the vacancy 
created by the retirement of Ms. Mary Brooks. Mrs. Katia Arida joined the Social Studies 
Department to facilitate the expansion of the U.S. History program and Mrs. Celeste Joudrey joined 
the Science Department to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Mr. Duane Cleak. 

Summer School: In the summer of 2010, the SVTHS Summer Program enrolled approximately 116 
students from ten surrounding school systems who had failed an aggregate 139 academic courses. 
Individuals seeking summer school information should contact Dr. Robert Kanellas, Director of 
Academic Programs, at 978-671-3640 or Mr. Kevin Bloom, Summer Coordinator, at 978-671-3631. 

Infrastructure Renovations: The extensive summer renovations to the school's infrastructure 
included, in part, the ongoing installation of ceiling-mounted LED projectors and white boards in 
many academic classrooms, the refurnishing of the school library and the expansion of one PC lab. 

Clubs and Organizations 

Classes: A yearlong series of successful 12''^ grade social events and fundraisers, coordinated by 
senior class advisors Sheila Fitzpatrick and Bethany Keane, was highlighted by an elegant Senior 
Prom at the Granite Rose in Hampstead, New Hampshire. Under the direction of junior class 
advisor Angela Caira, the junior class held a gala prom at the Burlington Marriott. The freshman 
class, advised by Marygrace Ferrari, and the sophomore class, advised by Stacey LaBella, 
collaborated on the annual Spring Fling semi-formal, which was held at the school. 

The Eleventh Annual Shawsheen Turkey Bowl, the much anticipated flag-football game between the 
junior and senior girls, was once again a successful holiday event, which raised approximately $120 
and 38 cases of food for the Billerica Food Pantry. 

Literary Magazine: For the third consecutive year, Shawsheen's literary magazine, Ramblings, 
received an award for excellence by a major educational organization. In 2007-2008, New England 
Scholastic Press Association (NESPA) Executive Director, Helen Smith of Boston University's 
College of Communication, awarded Shawsheen's literary magazine, Ramblings, NESPA's Highest 
Achievement Journalism Award in Scholastic Editing and Publishing. In 2008 2009, the National 
Council of Teachers of English named Ramblings a superior publication in its statewide Excellence 



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in Literary Magazines competition. Most recently, the magazine earned a gold medal for overall 
quality and All-Columbia Honors for content from Columbia University Scholastic Press Association. 
These distinguished awards recognize the special talents of the SVTHS students who supplied the 
content and designed the layout of the annual publication under the supervision of Mrs. Leah 
Marquis of the English Department and Mr. Doug Michaud of the Technical Illustration/Commercial 
Art shop. 

School Newspaper: In a model school-wide collaborative effort, Mrs. Leah Marquis of the English 
Department, Mr. Doug Michaud of the Technical Illustration shop and Messrs. Tim Broadrick and 
Tom Struthers of the Graphic Arts shop again produced quarterly editions of the Rampage that 
presented the school year's major events in artistic design and thoughtful narrative. 

National Honor Society: Under the advisorship of Mrs. Gail Poulten of the English Department, the 
SVTHS chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 25 eleventh graders and 10 twelfth graders 
in March of 2010. Mr. Brian Hart, a Bedford resident, a gold-star father and founder of Black-I 
Robotics, spoke of his initiative to improve armor technology for U.S. combat troops at the induction 
ceremony. Throughout the year, the NHS traveled to New York City to view the King Tut exhibit 
and to Newport, RI and Salem, MA to visit cultural and historic sites. 

Strident Council: The Student Council, under the direction of faculty advisor Ms. Ellen Mountain, 
continued its energetic paper recycling program throughout the year. In 2009, Ms. Mountain 
expanded the program to include the recycling of plastic, toner cartridges, cell phones and sneakers. 

The Traveling Rams: On their third annual global trek, members of SVTHS 's international 
travel club visited Barcelona and Italy in the spring of 2010 under the direction of their 
indefatigable faculty advisor, Ms. Kristin Sciacca, and five chaperones. Interested world 
travelers should contact Ms. Sciacca at 978-667-2111 x577 or ksciacca@shawsheen.tec.ma.us . 

Oratory Club: Coached by faculty advisor, Mrs. Leah Marquis of the English Department, Lyndsay 
Robinson, a 12'** grade Business student from Tewksbury, placed first at the District level in the 
Voice of Democracy Speech Contest sponsored by VFW Post 2597 of Pinehurst. In the Youth Speak 
Contest sponsored by the Lions Club, Lyndsay prevailed at five levels of competition, hosted 
successively in Tewksbury, Billerica, Woburn and Springfield, to eventually earn a gold medal in 
that statewide contest. Anne Whitehouse, an 11"> grade Internet Technology student from 
Tewksbury, garnered a silver medal in the SkillsUSA Prepared Speech competition. 

Performing Arts Club: Boldly departing from its 2007 dramatic production of Frankenstein and its 
2008 musical production of Grease, members of the Performing Arts Club staged two sold-out 
performances of improvisational theater last year in the school auditorium under the direction of Ms. 
Angela Caira of the Guidance Department. 

Parent Advisory Council: Once again, graduation day culminated in a well-attended all-night party 
sponsored and organized by the SVTHS Parent Advisory Council under the direction of its faculty 
advisor, Mr. Ronald Fusco, and its chair and SVTHS alumna, Mrs. Robin Sgrosso. 

Alumni Association: Under the direction of its Planning Committee and faculty advisor, Mrs. Gail 
Poulten, the Alumni Association organized and held an inaugural roast at the Tewksbury Country 
Club during which the everaffable Mr. Duane Cleak of the Science Department was served (medium 
rare.) Any SVTHS alumni interested in working with Mrs. Poulten on future fundraising events 
should contact her at gpoulten@shawsheen.tec.ma.us or 978-667-2111 x584. 

Support Services 

The SVTHS Support Services Department services the second largest population of students with 
special needs in Vocational Education within Massachusetts. Nevertheless, SVTHS has the highest 
graduation rate of special needs students in the state for schools with nearly one hundred special 
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Plans (lEPs) at SVTHS is over 90 percent compared to the state average of 64 percent. The Support 
Services Department continues to implement various forms of technology that allow for equal access 
to the curriculum for all learners. 

Shawsheen's success on the MCAS has continued as a result of a "team" effort on the part of 
Academic, Vocational/Technical and Support Services staff to address the needs of our Special 
Education population. Although over 24 percent of SVTHS students are diagnosed with special 
needs, the school's rate of either Advanced or Proficient MCAS scores exceeded 90 percent on English 
Language Arts, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry. 

In addition to their work on MCAS, the Support Services staff has continued with extensive training 
to support the lEP process and the identification of specific learning disabilities for our special needs 
population based on new federal and state guidelines. Shawsheen is now using eSped software to 
write lEPs. Following training, the staff transferred all lEP's into this system and has fully 
integrated this technology into all facets of the lEP process. Increased attention to training in the 
assessment process was provided with additional professional development for staff. The Support 
Services Department took part in a Coordinated Program Review that was completed by the DESE 
in the fall of 2009. Recently completed renovations to existing office space resulted in a well- 
equipped conference room enabling the school to provide a dedicated space for the many meetings 
that are held as part of the special education process. 

Athletics 

The year 2010 was a memorable year for Shawsheen Athletics, with over 450 Shawsheen students 
participating in interscholastic athletics. Both the Boys and Girls Cross Country teams won dual- 
meet titles. Commonwealth Athletic Conference titles were won by Boys Ice Hockey, Wrestling, 
Softball, Boys Lacrosse, Golf, Boys Cross Country, Girls Soccer and Football. State Vocational title 
winners included: Girls Swimming, Boys Ice Hockey, Wrestling, Golf and Girls Soccer. 

The SVTHS Division One Wrestling program won the North sectional title and the football team 
concluded a best-ever 11-1 season, culminating with the school's first Super Bowl title. 

The overall winning percentage of the varsity teams, 13 of whom qualified for post-season play, 
ranked among the highest in school history. Dozens of students were honored with All-Star 
recognition by the Commonwealth Athletic Conference and the Lowell Sun. Wrestlers Alex Najjar 
and Andrew Companeschi, were named to the All Scholastic Wrestling team by both the Boston 
Globe and Boston Herald. Mark Donovan (wrestling), Doug Michaud (girls soccer) and Al Costabile 
(football) were honored as Coach of the Year in their respective sports by the Lowell Sun. All three 
were also honored as divisional Coaches of the Year by the Boston Globe. 

For an unprecedented eighth time in nine years, SVTHS has earned the Markham Award from the 
Boston Globe for the most outstanding vocational technical high school sports program in 
Massachusetts. The award is a reflection of the commitment and talent of all those associated with 
the SVTHS athletic program. 

Community Services 

Adult Evening School: The Adult Evening School offered a wide variety of vocational/technical 
courses for adults interested in expanding their knowledge and skills. Courses are offered during 
both the fall and winter semesters, with enrollment exceeding five hundred adult learners during the 
past year. Interested residents should contact Mrs. Carissa Karakaedos, Director of Community 
Services, at 978-671-3607 for information and/or a brochure. 

School of Practical Nursing: The 2009-2010 year graduated 33 Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN). 
Since its inception, a total of 531 students have successfully continued on to a rewarding career as 
Licensed Practical Nurses. This intense ten-month program offers a combination of evening and 
weekend coursework and clinical externship experiences. Preparation for the state LPN exam is also 
included. Residents interested in applying to the LPN program are urged to contact the Director of 
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Project Explore: Nearly 450 middle school students from the District participated in after school 
career awareness activities during the 2010 winter semester. Students explored a variety of career 
path options. This program is coordinated with area middle school guidance counselors. The 
program is free of charge. Busing is provided by SVTHS. For registration materials or general 
information, interested residents should contact Mrs. Carissa Karakaedos at 978-671-3607. 

Swim Program: SVTHS energetically continued its water aerobics, lap swim, parent-and-me swim 
class and swim lessons during the 2009-2010 year. The SVTHS pool also continues to serve as the 
home site for interscholastic high school swim teams from Billerica, Bedford and Burlington public 
schools. Individuals seeking swim program information should contact Ms. Jill Branley, Aquatic 
Director, at 978-671-3699. 

Billerica House of Correction: The Billerica House of Correction's (BHOC) Education Director leads 
all prison education initiatives beyond the already established Culinary Arts program. The most 
recent addition to the BHOC and SVTHS partnership is a 10-Hour General Industry OSHA course. 
SVTHS continues to collaborate through the Director of Community Services, Mrs. Carissa 
Karakaedos, with BHOC to expand its educational goals to inmates. SVTHS looks forward to 
maintaining its relationship with BHOC by providing technical assistance and end-of-course 
assessment services that will validate inmate achievement of course objectives. 

Middlesex Community College: SVTHS continued its partnership with the Hospitality Management 
Department of Middlesex Community College to deliver four courses at Shawsheen Tech as part of 
the requirements for its Culinary Arts Certificate or Associates in Science Degree option. Student 
enrollment was strong in 2010 and the program received exemplary student evaluations. 
Discussions to expand technical course offerings are currently being explored by the MCC 
Hospitality Dean and SVTHS Director of Community Services, Mrs. Carissa Karakaedos. 

Non-Traditional by Gender Advisory Committee: The SVTHS Non-Traditional by Gender Advisory 
Committee continued its pursuit to support initiatives for students enrolled in occupational areas 
that are non-traditional for their gender. The committee is led by a coordinator, overseeing five 
SVTHS staff members. The committee had another successful Non-Traditional by Gender Night and 
continues to plan activities and events throughout the year. 

Computer Services 

During the 2010 year. Computer Services completed all DESE data collection requirements. These 
reports included Student Information Management System (SIMS) data. Education Personnel 
Information Management System (EPIMS) data. Student Course Schedule (SCS) data. School Safety 
and Discipline Report (SSDR) data, the Technology Report data and the Vocational Technical 
Competency Tracking System (VTCTS) data. 

Computer Services installed a new module for teachers' use within the Student Information System. 
The new iPass rankbook allows teachers to keep a grade book and share their student's progress 
with the parents through Parent Access Manager. 

In the fall. Computer Services added the current ninth grade population (class of 2014) to the Parent 
Access Manager System, bringing parent participation to approximately 80 percent. The Parent 
Access Manager allows parents to view up-to-date information on their children in the areas of 
attendance, grades, rankbook, schedules and discipline information. 

The computer labs for Business Technology, Drafting, Internet Technology, Graphic Arts and Design 
& Visual Communications received upgrades during 2010. In each area, computers were replaced 
with the latest models. 

Computer Services has continued to migrate additional physically hosted servers to the virtualized 
solution that was installed in the previous year. Computer Services established a more energy 
efficient infrastructure as part of the long term plan to add virtualized server equipment in place of 
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Office 2007 has been installed on all computers that are capable of receiving the upgrade. Office 
2010 licenses have been purchased in preparation for the next upgrade. 

Guidance 

Admissions: Applications once again exceeded 600 for 335 seats in the class of 2014. This year, 
presentations occurred in all the Billerica, Wilmington, Tewksbury, Bedford and Burlington middle 
schools. Students, parents and community members were invited to events on site including the 
Community Open House in November and the 8'*^ Grade Career Night in January. 

9"^ Grade Orientation: A new program was offered this year to incoming freshman. The 9"^ grade 
orientation program. Fresh Start, gave new students an opportunity to meet each other and become 
familiar with the school, its programs and staff through an interactive and fun day of events. Since 
the Guidance Department implemented the freshman transition program in 2006, with the support 
of the superintendent and school committee, attendance has continued to improve and withdrawals 
have decreased substantially. A mentoring program to help with transition was implemented using 
the same student leaders who helped deliver the orientation day. 

College and Career Planning: Shawsheen students continue to expand their options and 
opportunities after graduation. Studies conducted this year show a growing trend for SVTHS 
students to attend and retain at four-year colleges and universities. In addition, SVTHS met federal 
benchmarks this year for graduates in all programs. This included positive placement in 
employment, college and military careers. SVTHS offered preparatory programs for both Accuplacer 
and SAT college exams. Over 75 percent of the senior class participated in one or the other. SVTHS 
continues to offer a foreign language to students pursuing college programs that have this 
requirement. The course is offered after school and evenings. The college fair this year included 
over 70 colleges and universities and a special workshop was offered to students with special 
education needs to understand their options for post secondary learning. Over 500 students and 
parents participated in this largest-to-date event. 

Scholarships and Awards: Despite the tough economy, SVTHS students were awarded over $80,000 
in scholarship funds. A graduate was also the recipient of the Massachusetts Vocational Association 
scholarship award. 

Cooperative Education Program: Cooperative education built momentum this fall with many of the 
vocational/technical programs increasing cooperative education placement by 50 percent or more. 
The trend continues as the Placement office has currently secured cooperative education positions for 
more than 120 students out. 

Student Health: During the past year, SVTHS participated in the state-wide effort to prevent the 
spread of HlNl. The SVTHS offered vaccinations to students and staff and delivered public service 
messages and flu prevention information to all members of the school community. 

School Council 

An important agency of school governance, the 2010-2011 SVTH School Council, is made up of three 
parents, Co-chairman Patricia White from Tewksbury, JoAnn Brace from Tewksbury and Susan 
Berry from Wilmington; three community members. Bob Lazott of Billerica, Jean Perry of 
Burlington and Cosmo Ciccariello of Burlington; two SVTHS faculty members, Robert Roach and 
Jason Tildsley; and Co-chairman Dr. Robert Cunningham, Assistant Superintendent- 
Director/Principal. 

The three primary functions of the school council are to meet with the Superintendent/Director when 
he presents the school budget, make additions and revisions to the SVTHS Student Handbook and 
develop the Annual School Improvement Plan. 



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Technical Programs 

Skills USA: Skills USA is a national non-profit organization preparing students for careers in trade, 
technology and skilled service occupations. SVTHS earned 75 medals at the 2010 district 
competition and 25 medals at the state competition. Eleven SVTHS students went on to the national 
competition in Kansas City, MO with all the students placing in the top twenty. HVAC&R finished 
first earning a gold medal, Health placed fourth and the Graphic Arts students finished seventh. 

Business Professionals of America: Business Professionals of America (BPA) is a national career and 
technical student organization composed of state associations and local chapters serving members 
who are pursuing or planning careers in business and information technology occupations. BPA 
provides opportunities for students to develop leadership skills and to grow personally and 
professionally while utilizing career related competencies. Involvement in BPA enhances social 
awareness, civic responsibility and business communication skills. SVTHS students earned 11 
medals at the state level and sent seven students to the nationals where one student was elected as 
the national treasurer and two other competitors finished in the top ten. 

National Accreditation: SVTHS has 19 vocational programs, nine of which are nationally accredited 
by their respective industries. The programs include: Automotive Technology, Autobody, Diesel, 
Machine Technology, Metal Fabrication, Culinary Arts, Graphic Communication, Drafting 
Technology and Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. 

Transportation Cluster 

Automotive Technology: The senior students from the Diesel program were merged into the 
Automotive program. Mr. Flynn, from Diesel, joined the Automotive program, replacing Mr. Lavoie. 
The program embarked on several post-secondary career days and industry field trips, exposing 
students to career opportunities and new technologies in the field. A $2,100 tool box cash award was 
donated from Lowes for SVTHS' 100 percent participant in SkillsUSA. Through the capital budget 
process, the Automotive program acquired a new, technologically advanced Hunter high-speed 
GSP9700 wheel balancer. 

Autobody: The Autobody program welcomed two new instructors, Mr. Dennis Reppucci and Mr. 
Daniel Simard, along with a full-time aide, Mr. Matthew Day. A new paint mixing room and a ramp 
for the paint spray booth, the latter of which was built by the Metal Fabrication program, were 
approved through the capital budget process. The Autobody program continues to do an outstanding 
job repairing cars in need of body work for people throughout the district. 

Service Cluster 

Health Service and Technology: The Health Services & Technology program is preparing for a new 
location and a major expansion into three Chapter 74 programs: Medical and Laboratory Assisting, 
Health Assisting and Dental Assisting. These three programs will move into a new Life Science 
wing in the autumn of 2011. The program also continues to expand its clinical affiliates, having 
recently added Woodbriar of Wilmington and Sunny Acres Nursing & Rehabilitation of Chelmsford. 
A strong partnership with Saints Medical Center led to another successful community blood drive at 
the school, collecting more than 40 units of blood. All 26 students successfully passed the 
Massachusetts Department of Health Nurse Assisting Exams, directly and positively impacting job 
placements. 

Culinary Arts: An articulation agreement with Johnson and Wales University has provided 
opportunities for senior Culinary Arts students to attend classes full-time through their Freshman 
Advanced Study Track (FAST) option. This is the second consecutive year in which SVTHS has 
placed a senior in the FAST program. The Culinary Arts department visited Lincoln Institute in 
Hartford, Connecticut and has planned another trip in April to the prestigious Culinary Institute of 
America in Hyde Park, New York. Through the capital budget process, and at the recommendation 
of its craft advisory board, the Culinary Arts program purchased a new rotary oven for the bakery as 
well as a six-door, reach-in refrigerator. Both purchases added to another successful year of 
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Cosmetology: A new floor and major renovations to the reception area have given the program a 
bright and welcoming appearance. Renovations include a mannequin hair drying cabinet with hood 
dryers. Offering services to the community has remained an important component of the 
Cosmetology program, as hundreds of local clients were served in the shop last year. Students also 
traveled off campus to provide community service at Senior Centers and assisted living communities. 
In addition to community service, students visited the Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics as an 
educational experience and to learn about pursuing additional licenses in related fields. All 14 of the 
seniors acquired their Cosmetology License from the Massachusetts State Board of Cosmetology and 
are currently working in local salons. 

Construction Cluster 

Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning & Refrigeration and Masonry: 
All five construction programs continued to provide a strong work-based curriculum by completing 
projects throughout the District's five towns. Some of the projects this year include a single family 
dwelling in Bedford for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell, the renovation of the Grandview 
Farm building for the Town of Burlington, the construction of masonry stairs for the Veterans of 
Foreign Wars in Billerica and the construction of storage cabinets for Wilmington High School's 
music department. At SVTHS, the construction programs also provide their exceptional skills in 
various in-house projects that include, in part, a new related classroom in Machine Shop, piping 
soffit in Commercial Art, installation of 31 storage cabinets within the school, bean-bag toss games 
for homecoming fundraiser, a new desk assembly in the library, the repair of the water heater and 
refrigerator in the Field House, new electrical outlets in Cosmetology, 25 computer boxes in Drafting 
and a new concrete block wall in Automotive. 

Arts and Communication Services Cluster 

Business Technology: The second phase of upgrading the computer labs was completed this year, 
with the addition of electrical renovations. Students continue to thrive in the Business Professionals 
of America, medaling at both the state and national levels. Field trips to Framingham State College 
for the third annual Career Day and to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants 
(AICPA) conference at Bentley University were just two of many career opportunities presented to 
the students. 

Informational Support Services & Networking: This year, a new technology plan was implemented 
with additional curriculum and courses. Lab C received an upgrade of 20 new Dell personal 
computers and a PC Management program. All three computer labs are now energy efficient with a 
new Comcast high-speed network to simulate security/remote based services for our security 
curriculum and new firewall to protect and enforce our security policy. IT has attained Microsoft 
Academy status with the future goal of training and certifying students as Microsoft Certified 
Professionals in Windows?. 

Design & Visual Communications: The department took on the major school initiative this year of 
redesigning and launching the new SVTHS website. With the advent of the website, the program 
will continue to grow and expand its digital media curriculum. Work-based learning culminates 
through the many in-house and community projects. This valuable component of the curriculum is 
where students continue to learn skills in video and DVD production and photography. Through the 
capital budget process, a technology plan was completed in Lab A, updating 25 Mac computers. 

Graphic Communications: The Graphics program enjoyed a year of great success in the pressroom 
and in its community partnerships. Graphics produced a record number of live jobs for schools, town 
governments and nonprofit organizations. Through these endeavors, students had an excellent 
opportunity to experience the real world pressures and rewards of working in a printing company. 
The program received a national literary magazine award for their publication of Ramblings. Some 
of the other highlights include the implementation of a new system for tracking and estimating 
production jobs along with the addition of new furniture and new silk screen equipment. 



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Electro/Mechanical Cluster 



Computer Aided Design & Drafting: SVTHS has recently worked on numerous drafting projects that 
supported the construction cluster. These major projects included the Marion Tavern, Field House, 
Dugout and Library Drop Box. In addition, the program has updated various shop layouts and a 
plethora of small projects. Currently, the senior class is working on the design of an electric motor 
powered go-cart. 

Capital improvements provided two more computer work stations in each grade level, expanding the 
capacity to 40 computer work stations. During the summer, 18 computers were replaced by the IT 
department, which also re-imaged the entire shop with the latest CAD software. 

Electronics: Carl Buskey has joined the Electronics program as a new instructor, bringing over 30 
years of experience with him. The Electronics program benefited greatly with the addition of the 
after school Robotics Club, finding success at the First Tech Challenge competitions at Pathfinder 
Vocational High School in Palmer, MA and Kingswood- Oxford School in West Hartford, CT. 
Through the capital budget process, a new Denford Printed Circuit Board router was purchased, 
allowing students to learn valuable skills for employment. A group of electronic students won the 
New England Trebuchet competition in Windham, NH for a second consecutive year. 

Machine Technology: For the second consecutive year. Machine shop has benefited from a large 
donation of metal stock from MITRE Corporation. The donation of an injection molding machine 
from Sabre Machine Co. has also provided additional resources for the program. In grateful 
reciprocation, the program has given back to the community, helping design and build wheel frames 
for a special wheelchair, modifying electrodes for Comcast and executing countless other small 
project requests. The upperclassmen had the chance to work on a windmill project with engineering 
students from UMass Lowell, gaining valuable skills and career opportunities. Through the capital 
budget process, the program was able to install an LCD projector m the related room and to rebuild 
the CNC milling machine. 

Metal Fabrication and Welding: Christopher Wittmier was hired as a new instructor, replacing Mr. 
John Fusco, who retired in June. Metal Fabrication has worked on numerous welding and sheet 
metal projects that supported multiple school clusters and the community at large. This work 
included ductwork for a new related room, a library drop box project, new Autobody ramps, a stool 
repair for M.C.I. Billerica and the go-cart project. For the second consecutive year, SVTHS hosted 
the annual open house for the Boston Chapter of American Welding Society. Two new swing-arm 
ventilation hoods were approved through the capital budget process. 

Conclusion and Acknowledgement 

The SVTHS Committee, staff and students gratefully appreciate the support that they receive from 
the residents of the five-member District. The SVTHS family especially acknowledges the continued 
financial support of the local town managers, finance committees and town meetings, who 
collectively ensure and perpetuate the highest quality in vocational/technical training opportunities 
for area youth. 

The District is grateful for the significant contributions provided by SVTHS staff and employees and 
acknowledges the many contributions of the SVTHS staff who retired during 2010. Those retirees 
are: Gary Baker, Placement Coordinator; Paula Blanchette, Special Education; Mary Brooks, 
Mathematics; Duane Cleak, Science; John Fusco, Metal Fabrication; John Havens, Diesel and Jack 
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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 




In 2010, the department continued to deal with a distressed economy. However, even with slowed 
development nationally and locally, Wilmington managed a slow and steady pace of activity. The 
Planning Board and Conservation Commission continued abbreviated schedules of meeting once a 
month. When activity increases, as it inevitably will, each will resume a regular schedule of meeting 
twice a month. Provision of service to the community in the areas of planning, conservation, 
housing, transportation and other community development activities continued. The Planning 
Board remains responsible for administration of the Subdivision Control Act and Site Plan Review, 
issuance of Special Permits for Conservation Subdivisions, Chapter 81G road improvement projects, 
Over-55 housing, multi-family units in the Central Business District and lots having less than 
10,000 square feet of land; recommendations on zoning amendments, cases before the Board of 
Appeals and specific planning studies. In February, the Board began implementation of the Town's 
Stormwater Management By-law enacted at the 2009 Annual Town Meeting. The Conservation 
Commission continues to be responsible for wetlands protection in accordance with the state 
Wetlands Protection Act. The Commission is also responsible for management of the Town's Open 
Space Land and for acquiring additional land for passive recreation. Department staff provides 
assistance to both the Planning Board and the Conservation Commission. 

Carole Hamilton is the Director of Planning and Conservation. She staffs the Planning Board. She 
chairs the Community Development Technical Review Team and the Property Review Board, 
coordinating the review of development projects and the disposition of town-owned land. She serves 
as the point person for review of 40B affordable housing projects and provides input to the Board of 
Appeals. The Director serves as the representative to the Transportation Improvement Program 
(TIP), the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the North Suburban Planning Council 
(NSPC), acting as the liaison between the town and the state on transportation and planning issues. 

Winifred McGowan serves as the Assistant Director of Planning & Conservation and provides 
technical assistance to the Conservation Commission and the department on wetland and 
environmental issues. Michael C. Vivaldi serves as Assistant Planner. Senior Clerks, Cheryl 
Licciardi and Joann Roberto, provide administrative support. 

Planning Board Activity 

The responsibilities of the Planning Board include review of subdivision and "Approval Not 
Required" plans; review of commercial and industrial site plans; issuance of special permits for 
Conservation Subdivisions, multi-family units in the Central Business District, Over-55 housing, lots 
having less than 10,000 square feet. Chapter 81G roadway improvements and Stormwater 
Management; recommendations to the Board of Appeals on variances and special permits: strategic 
and comprehensive planning; zoning amendments and implementation of the Master Plan. 

The Planning Board members are appointed by the Town Manager for five-year terms. Planning 
Board members are Michael Sorrentino (Chairman), Ann Yurek (Clerk), Randi Holland, Brian 
Corrigan and James Banda, Jr. 

Subdivision Control 

Under the authority vested in the Planning Board of the Town of Wilmington by M.G.L. Chapter 41. 
Section 81 -Q, the Board reviewed no conventional subdivisions. One conservation subdivision, 
containing two lots, was reviewed. 



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Conservation Design Subdivisions # Lots Action 

Hillside Way 2 Approved with conditions 



This Conservation Subdivision is being constructed on an existing street. Allowing this land to be 
subdivided under the Conservation Subdivision Design By-law preserved three acres of the five acre 
parcel as open space. 

Ten (10) "Approval Not Required" (ANR) plans were submitted. The Planning Board determined 
that all ten (10) plans did not require approval under the Subdivision Control Law and were 
endorsed. While the majority of the plans were lot line readjustments that did not create any new 
building lots, two plans created one lot each and a third created three lots for a total of five new lots. 

Site Plan Review 

Four new site plan review applications for commercial and industrial projects were submitted. 
Three projects were approved with conditions by the Planning Board; the fourth is pending action by 
the Board. Two of the plans were proposed changes to Koch Membrane on Main Street, which will 
allow for expansion. One plan was a modification to a site plan on Shawsheen Avenue for a change 
of use. The pending application is for the expansion of a business on Cornell Place. 

Stormwater Management Permits 

In April, following a series of public hearings, the Planning Board adopted Rules and Regulations for 
the issuance of Stormwater Management Permits. Simple Stormwater Management Permits are 
issued administratively by Plannings staff for projects disturbing less than 20,000 square feet of 
land. Certain activities such as paving of driveways, repair of septic systems, construction of small 
additions and installation of swimming pools are exempt from needing a permit. Projects where land 
disturbance exceeds 20,000 square feet of land require a public hearing which is heard by either the 
Planning Board or the Conservation Commission depending on jurisdiction. If there are 
jurisdictional wetlands for which the Conservation Commission would require a public hearing, the 
Commission hears information concerning the Stormwater Management Permit. Otherwise the 
Planning Board hears the stormwater management information in conjunction with its public 
hearing on site plan review or subdivision control. 

Thirty-one (31) applications for Simple Stormwater Management Permits were received. One is 
pending. Six applications were denied for lack of information. Five of the denied applications were 
later re-submitted and received approval. Twenty-four (24) were approved, all within the 30 day 
review period, most in less time than allowed by the By-law. Full Stormwater Management Permits, 
including a public hearing, were issued on thirteen (13) applications. One of these applications was 
denied and subsequently approved on re-submission. 

Zoning 

In accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 40A, the Planning Board held required statutory public hearings 
on proposed amendments to the Zoning By-law and Map and submitted formal reports and 
recommendations to Town Meeting voters. Those recommendations are included in this Annual 
Report under "Town Meeting." 

The Board took advantage of this lull in activity to develop its rules and regulations for stormwater 
management applications. Following a public hearing the document was recorded and posted on the 
Town's website. In preparation for Town Meeting, Planning and Building Department staff met to 
review and simplify some zoning by-laws, making it easier for applicants to move projects forward. 
Changes were proposed and approved at Annual Town Meeting to the wireless communications by- 
law, the sign by-law and the hammerhead lot by-law. A series of developed lots were reviewed and 
recommended for rezoning to make the zoning consistent with the size of the lot thus eliminating the 
need to apply for zoning relief for minor property improvement. None of these lots was able to be 
subdivided into two lots as a result of the rezoning. No additional development potential was 
created. 



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Conservation Commission Activity 



The Wilmington Conservation Commission is charged with upholding the interests of the 
Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act. The Commission received 57 filings for activities under the 
jurisdiction of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection (M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40 and its 
regulations at 310 CMR 10.00) in 2010. 

Wilmington has an abundance of these wetland resource areas, including banks, bordering vegetated 
wetlands (swamps, marshes, etc.), land under water bodies and riverfront areas. Activities reviewed 
by the Commission can include tree removal and landscaping and construction of houses, driveways, 
additions, septic systems and subdivision roadways/utilities/drainage systems within 100 feet of the 
above resource areas or 200 feet of a perennial stream. Work within bordering land subject to 
flooding (floodplain) is also subject to the jurisdiction of the Conservation Commission. Each filing 
involves one or, in some cases, multiple public hearings before the Commission. The Commission 
seeks to work through the permitting process with the applicant to provide protection of the public 
and private water supply as well as groundwater supply, provide flood control, prevent storm 
damage and pollution and protect wildlife habitats. Residents are encouraged to attend and provide 
comment relative to work near wetland resource areas. The hearings are generally held on the first 
and third Wednesday of each month. The agenda for hearings can be accessed at 
www. town. Wilmington. ma. us/old/conserve. htm . 

When the Wilmington Conservation Commission was originally formed in 1964, its purpose was to 
inventory, promote, develop and conserve the town's natural resources. Today, the primary 
responsibility of the Conservation Commission is the administration and enforcement of the 
Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (310 CMR) leaving little time to actually acquire and 
manage open space. With funding from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and 
Recreation, the Conservation Commission oversees a management plan for the Town Forest. 
Implementing effective forest management strategies are the Commission's goals. The significant 
size of the parcel (154 acres) and the fact that most of it is a scenic forested upland make it a very 
promising site for passive recreational activities such as hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, 
bicycling, cross-country skiing, birding and photography. With the access road and parking area, the 
forest is accessible to residents. 

Conservation Commissioners are appointed to three-year terms by the Town Manager. Citizens 
serving on the Commission in 2010 were: Chairman Donald Pearson; Vice Chairman Vincent 
Licciardi; members Frank Ingram, Thomas Siracusa, Charles Fiore, Jr., Julia Flynn and Heidi 
Mitza. Judy Waterhouse and Beverly Shea stepped down after many years of service. Mario 
Marchese assumed an elected position on the School Committee. Any questions about wetlands, 
laws and regulations, or filing procedures should be directed to Winifred McGowan, Assistant 
Director of Planning & Conservation. 

Special Projects: 

Affordable Housing 

The Town's achieved goal of 10% affordability may be short-lived as the new U.S. census will add 
housing units created during the past 10 years. These new figures will be announced during 2011. 
Crystal Commons, an active comprehensive permit located at 10 Burlington Avenue, received 
approval of the Board of Appeals to amend its application to become rental units rather than 
condominiums. Should this project move forward, the Town may be able to maintain its 10% 
affordability through the next census. 

Town Forest Improvement Project 

The Town Forest Improvement plan is intended to expand the accessibility and enjoyment of the 
Town Forest as a passive recreational resource, while providing for the proper stewardship of the 
Town Forest as a vibrant, diverse, living ecosystem. The plan details the natural resources within 
the forest and presents a preliminary plan for developing the public trail system and improved 



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parking. Enhancement of enjoyment of the forest will be furthered by laying out additional trails 
and improved signage. The Town Forest is one of the sites included in the Commission's 
Stewardship Program aimed at preserving the site as a diverse, living ecosystem. 

Open Space and Recreation Plan Update 

The Town's Open Space and Recreation Plan is mandated to be updated every five years and the 
Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee was re-established in 2006 for that purpose. 

Comprehensive Water Resources Management Plan 

The Planning & Conservation Department along with the Planning Board and Conservation 
Commission work to implement the Town's Comprehensive Water Resources Management Plan 
(CWRMP). The implementation of this by-law occurred during 2010 with just under 35 applications 
reviewed. 

1-93 Interchange Planning 

The Town Manager, a representative of the Board of Selectmen, the Chairman of the Planning Board 
and the Planning Director serve on the 1-93 Task Force. Similar representatives from Andover and 
Tewksbury make up the remainder of the Task Force. A Memorandum of Understanding has been 
agreed to by the Boards of Selectmen of the three towns setting a framework of cooperation among 
the communities. All meetings of the Task Force are open to the public and posted in the respective 
communities. Representatives from MassHighway, including the consultant hired to conduct the 
preliminary environmental assessment for the project, meet with the Task Force to discuss the 
evolution of the project. 

Funds from a grant program administered by the Executive Office of Housing and Economic 
Development were awarded to each town for land use planning of the 700 acres identified as the 
study area for the interchange project. A Request for Proposals was issued for consulting services to 
establish a form of land use and zoning to which several national firms responded. The consulting 
firm of Vanesse Hangen Brustlin was hired and is currently working with the Task Force. 

The Task Force has agreed to work toward the development of a Form Based Zoning Code to guide 
the development of approximately 700 acres of land for which a new interchange will provide access. 
A form based code is different than conventional zoning in that it is based on building form, 
arrangement of streets and walkways, provision of open space and density of use before the actual 
land use is established. Conventional zoning is strictly based on land uses allowed in districts with 
little to no emphasis on building and development form. 

Statistical Data 



Filing Fees Collected $ 7,547.50 

Notices of Intent Filed 28 

Requests for Determinations of Applicability 25 

Abbreviated Notice of Resource Area Delineation Issued/Pending 4/2 

Public Hearings/Meetings Held (including continuances) 86 

Extension Permits Issued/Denied 12/0 

Enforcement Orders Issued 27 

Violation Notices Issued 86 

Certificates of Compliance Issued/Denied 52/0 

Decisions Appealed/Withdrawn 2/0 

Order of Conditions Issued/Denied/Pending 29/2/8 

Emergency Certifications Issued ' 5 

Request for Insignificant Change Approved/Denied 6/4 

Negative Determination/Pending 25/4 

Positive Determination/Withdrawn/Pending 0/0 

Request for Amendments/Issued/Denied/Pending 0/1/0 

Acres of Land Acquired 6.58 



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The North Suburban Planning Council (NSPC) met nine times in 2010. The meetings covered a 
wide range of topics and the schedule included two site visits to provide members with an 
opportunity to view first hand some exciting projects in member communities. The year began with 
a meeting focused on the Clean Air and Mobility transportation program. At this meeting there was 
also a discussion of opportunities for funding projects under the District Local Technical Assistance 
program. 

In February, the focus was on the logistics and importance of the upcoming US Census. There was 
also a demonstration of upgrades to the NSPC web page. 

In March, the entire meeting was a presentation on the MS4 Stormwater Management Permit which 
many communities will need to be in compliance with. 

The April meeting was devoted to two very important transportation issues: the development of the 
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the Regional Transportation Plan. 

In May was the first of two site visits. The meeting began at Reading Town Hall with a discussion of 
the community's 40R zoning district and economic development initiatives. It was followed by a 
walk through downtown Reading to view streetscape improvements and some of the potential 
projects being contemplated in the 40R district. 

In June, the NSPC turned its attention to land use reform and discussed the merits of the proposed 
Comprehensive Land Use and Reform Partnership Act. 

In July, transportation was once again on the agenda as the group discussed the TIP and the Unified 
Planning Work Program (UPWP). Also on the agenda was another transportation topic: a 
presentation on the first ever regional Pedestrian Transportation Plan. 

In September, the group met in Winchester for a presentation on the Winchester Town Center 
Parking Study. This was followed by a walking tour of Winchester Town Center to view many of the 
areas that were included in the study. 

The October meeting was a discussion of legislative priorities in order to provide input to the MAPC 
Legislative Committee. 

The final meeting of the year was a discussion of the financing element of the Regional 
Transportation Plan and a briefing on the $4,000,000 Sustainable Communities grant which HUD 
awarded to the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. In an on-going effort to provide member 
communities with better access to information, regular upgrades to the North Suburban Planning 
Council web page were made. The page can be accessed at http://www.mapc.org/subregions/nspc . 
The page includes links to municipal web pages, agendas and meeting notes, photos from the site 
visits, links to major development projects, land use legislation and links to transportation web sites 
and databases. 



The Middlesex Canal Commission (MCC) consists of representatives of each of the nine towns 
through which the canal passes. Representative James R. Miceli, Senator Bruce E. Tarr and 
multiple state officials. Chairman Thomas Raphael and his Board have continued to pursue the 
ISTEA/ T21 funds through the Massachusetts Highway Department for restoration of canals. It 
appears that such funds for restoration will become available after the 25 percent design is finished 
in early 201 L This requires an enormous effort and is being completed. The Billerica Mill Pond and 
sections in North Woburn have been chosen to be the initial projects. Placing the entire Middlesex 
Canal on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009 was the first step. 




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The Middlesex Canal Association (MCA) consists of members at-large and 12 Directors from whom 
Board members are chosen. Bill Gerber was made our President. We have spring and fall walks. 
This year Wilmington was chosen and the walk took place on a beautiful fall day from the Town 
Park to Patches Pond and was very much enjoyed. Hikers are always impressed with how much of 
the canal remains. The fall bike ride from Medford to Lowell was also well attended. Bill Gerber 
has double duty as he edits our magazine, Towpath Topics, to present a series of interesting articles 
quarterly. Our web manager is putting old copies of Towpath Topics on our web site. 

This year we honored two of our most prolific Directors. Tom Dahill, past Chairman of the Emerson 
Fine Arts Department, was given a black tie reception at our Museum. He exhibited a variety of his 
works in varying techniques for us all to enjoy. Tom's artwork defines our Museum through water 
colors, murals and drawings in a setting designed by him. We can truly say that our Museum would 
not exist without his expertise. Director David Dettinger, was honored with a special 9P' Birthday 
Party Celebration. David has written the definitive paper on the Canal in Boston which was tidal 
and allowed ships to offload onto canal barges which then crossed the Charles River to be locked 
into the Middlesex Canal. David and Roger Hagopian made a DVD of this project and it was shown 
for the first time. David has for many years volunteered to sing in a barbershop quartet for those in 
nursing homes and from this experience composed our Middlesex Canal Ballad. Several members of 
the quartet surprised us with 30 minutes of "oldies" and our Canal Ballad. It was a fun evening. 
These two fine gentlemen deserved such recognition. 

Our Education Program lead by Traci Jansen, a third grade Woburn Street School teacher, continues 
to bring hundreds of nine year olds to our Museum. Traci has done this so often she has the whole 
field trip down to perfection. We are so fortunate to have her. 

November is Archeology month in Massachusetts. We are always proud to enter our Museum in 
their beautifully prepared booklet. This year we had a display of photographs of our 200'*' 
celebration of the first shovel full in 1794. We also had a Report of the Archeology findings of a dig 
in the canal in Billerica, in which clay is still visible 200+ years later. A lecture by the Public 
Archaeology Laboratory, Inc. (PAL) was given at the Museum showing their results of another "dig" 
in Somerville showing clay remains in the bed of the canal. 

Three lectures were given at the Museum. Last winter, Tom Raphael showed slides of his trip to the 
World Canal Conference in Serbia. In the spring, Dorit Lammers was invited to speak about her 
book "German Glass Blowers in Chelmsford." Burning wood does not reach sufficient temperatures 
to make glass so it must first be turned into charcoal. The glass made there was turned into bowls 
and pitchers, but mostly window glass. Glass was blown into a sphere, then cut to flare out like a 
flower, placed on a platform to lay flat and then the end cut off the blowing pole. This produced a 
bull's eye pattern so often seen in old homes. This glass was transported by the canal boats to 
Boston. The fall meeting/lecture was given by Tom Raphael who spoke about turnpikes. These 
roads began as toll roads and many are recognizable today. Every fall we journey to the Honey Pot 
Nursery to buy Baldwin apples to share at this occasion. Loammi Baldwin, after whom the only 
American apple was named, was the superintendent of construction of the Middlesex Canal. 
Baldwin apple crisp was served and none was left over! 

Please go to our web site for the latest events at middlesexcanal.org. We try to make it an 
interesting experience. 

The Middlesex Canal Museum in North Billerica is open every weekend from noon to 4 p.m. except 
Holidays and is free. We always welcome visitors and new members. 

Commission Members representing Wilmington: Betty M. Bigwood, Neil P. Devins and Michael J. 
Mclnnis. 



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Inspector of Buildings 



The office of the Inspector of Buildings is responsible for enforcing the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts building, plumbing, gas and wiring codes, the Town of Wilmington Zoning By-law and 
for maintaining all related records. In addition, all administrative tasks for the Board of Appeals are 
handled by this office. 

The Inspector of Buildings is Al Spaulding; the Plumbing and Gas Inspector is Paul Raffi; the Wiring 
Inspector is Frederick Sutter. Toni La Rivee serves as the secretary for the Building Inspector's office 
and the Board of Appeals. 

It is our goal to help people understand the regulations enforced by the Inspector of Buildings, how 
best to comply with those regulations and to provide assistance to residents and others who have 
questions about homes and property in the town. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to 
come and see us. 







2008 




2009 




2010 


RESIDENTIAL 


No. 


Valuation 


No. 


Valuation 


No. 


Valuation 


Single Family Dwellings 


22 


4,136,500 


26 


4,069,760 


39 


6,697,120 


Additions 


72 


3,290,315 


60 


2,352,473 


65 


2,471,341 


Remodeling 


152 


1,904,881 


168 


1,451,041 


251 


2,561,759 


Utility Buildings 


11 


137,414 


9 


77,600 


9 


114,964 


Pools 


34 


534,318 


17 


96,294 


24 


233,670 


Miscellaneous 


95 


361.735 


42 


389.717 


45 


232,982 




386 


10,365,163 


322 


8,436,885 


433 


12,311,836 


COMMERCIAL 














New Buildings 


6 


13,426,947 


5 


2,478,000 


o 




Public Buildings 














n 
u 


n 
u 


Additions 


2 


1,436,419 


3 


427,000 


o 
o 


1,94,3,99b 


Fitups 


58 


19,276,970 


57 


5,391,442 






Utility Buildings 








1 


60,000 








Signs 


56 


326,692 


33 


86,587 


24 


98,725 


Miscellaneous 


33 


1.410.522 


22 


869.095 


11 


700,787 




155 


35,877,550 


121 


9,312,124 


85 


21,231,699 


TOTAL 


541 


46,242,713 


443 


17,749,009 


518 


33,543,535 


REPORT OF FEES RECEIVED AND SUBMITTED TO TREASURER 






Building Permits 


541 


487,640.00 


443 


210,070.50 


519 


287,544.07 


Wiring Permits 


582 


90,148.00 


471 


67,754.00 


513 


55,705.00 


Gas Permits 


227 


13,745.00 


228 


16,975.00 


265 


15,219.00 


Plumbing Permits 


296 


43,770.00 


262 


26,380.00 


328 


25,485.00 


Cert, of Inspection 


47 


2,661.00 


47 


2,206.00 


30 


1,494.00 


Occupancy 


96 


4,700.00 


73 


3,600.00 


70 


3,500.00 


Copies 




307.55 




53.60 




80.75 


Court 




















Industrial Elec. Permits 


54 


8,700.00 


56 


9,000.00 


58 


9,750.00 


Board of Appeals Fees 


41 


3,900.00 


35 


3.500.00 


24 


2.400.00 


1,884 


$655,571.55 


1,615 


$339,539.10 


1,807 


$401,177.82 



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Case 1-10 Eleanor Estates LLC Map 4 Parcel 9B 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot for property located at 5 
Eleanor Drive. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the Zoning By-law. 



Case 2-10 Robert Doucette Map 20 Parcel 50 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure 
(second floor addition) for property located at 36 Jacquith Road. 

Granted - change shed roof to A-frame and front elevation remain as described on the 
plan. 



Case 3-10 Brad White Map 43 Parcel 33 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure 
(addition to existing dwelling, 36.5 feet from the front lot line when 40 feet is required) for property 
located at 25 Washington Street. 

Granted - no closer than 36.5 feet from the front lot line and no more detrimental to the 
neighborhood than the existing nonconforming dwelling. 



Case 4-10 Janice Ruggiero Map 86 Parcel lOB 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure (front 
entry/mudroom 24 feet from the front lot line when 40 feet is required) for property located at 281 
Woburn Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing nonconforming 
dwelling. 



Case 5-10 E. Derrickson & J. Manning c/o S. Garrant Esq. Map 55 Parcel 202 

To acquire a variance from §5.2.1 and §5.2.4 to further reduce the area of an existing nonconforming 
lot by 1,338 square feet for property located at 16 Winter Street. 

Granted - shape of the lot is the hardship. 



Case 6-10 Chris Cormier Map 80 Parcel 5 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot for property located at 2 
Oakdale Road. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the Zoning By-law. 



Case 7-10 Michael J. Quible ' Map 41 Parcel 54 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure 
(remove flat garage roof and replace with gable roof) for property located at 53 Church Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing garage. 



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Case 8-10 



John Carroll do R. Peterson Esq. 



Map 16 Parcel 55 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure 
(demolish and reconstruct a single family dwelling on a nonconforming lot) for property located at 47 
Marion Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing nonconforming 
dwelling. 



Case 9-10 Lily 296 Shawsheen Ave LLC Map 22 Parcel 8 & 8C 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.5.4 and §10.5 for a limited service restaurant nine 
(9) seats for ice cream parlor for property located at 296 Shawsheen Avenue. 

Granted - nine (9) seats. 



Case 10-10 Mary C. Law Map 31 Parcel 68 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure 
(construct an addition and deck four feet from the lot line when 20 feet is required) for property 
located at 3 Dunmore Road (11 Grand Street). 

Granted - addition no closer than 16.9 feet from one side and 21.4 feet from the other side, 
proposed enlargement of deck is not part of this approval, no more detrimental to the 
neighborhood than the existing nonconforming dwelling. 



Case 11-10 Peter Barbosa Sr. Map 30 Parcel 37 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure 
(remove existing roof and add a full second floor addition) for property located at 1 Ivy Court. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing nonconforming 
dwelling. 



Case 12-10 4'^ of July Committee Map 63 Parcel 10 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.1.9 for a carnival during the Fun of the Fourth 
Celebration for property located at 159 Church Street. 

Granted - from June 28 thru July 4, 2010. 



Case 13-10 Ruth Camber c/o P. Catalano Map 1 Parcel 4 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure 
(second floor addition) for property located at 410 Chestnut Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing nonconforming 
dwelling. 



Case 14-10 Robert McCann c/o R. Peterson Esq. Map 42 Parcel 24 

To acquire a variance from §6.3 and §6. 3. 5. 2(a) for a secondary wall sign containing 40 square feet 
when six square feet is allowed for property located at 335 Main Street. 

Granted - allow a secondary wall sign of 40 square feet. 



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Case 15-10 



Koch Membrane c/o B. Levey Esq. 



Map 38 Parcel ID 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.6.6 and §10.5 General Manufacturing use in a 
General Industrial District for property located at 760 Main Street. 

Granted - meets criteria in the Zoning By-law. 



Case 16-10 Koch Membrane c/o B. Levey Esq. Map 38 Parcel ID 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1, §6.6 and §10.5 to alter a nonconforming use in a 
Ground Water Protection District for property located at 760 Main Street. 

Granted - meets criteria in the Zoning By-law. 



Case 17-10 Koch Membrane c/o B. Levey Esq. Map 38 Parcel 1 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.6.6 and §10.5 General Manufacturing use in a 
General Industrial District for property located at 850 Main Street. 

Granted - meets criteria in the Zoning By-law. 



Case 18-10 Koch Membrane c/o B. Levey Esq. Map 38 Parcel 1 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1, §6.6 and §10.5 to alter a nonconforming use in a 
Ground Water Protection District for property located at 850 Main Street. 

Granted - meets criteria in the Zoning By-law. 



Case 19-10 Arlene Morash Map 40 Parcel 57 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) for an inground pool to be 
eight feet from the side yard lot line when 20 feet is required for property located at 26 Parker 
Street. 

Granted - no closer than 9 ft. from the front lot line of Plymouth Avenue (unconstructed). 



Case 20-10 Clear Wireless LLC Map 56 Parcel 122 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.8 to install 3 panel antennas, 4 backhaul dishes 
and 7'x7' space within existing fenced compound for property located at 65 Industrial Way. 

No action taken - Zoning By-law change negates need for Special Permit. 



Case 21-10 Mary E. Lamont Map 66 Parcel 40 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.4 and §5.2.5 for a two 
car garage with a room above 15 feet from the side yard lot line when 20 feet is required and a front 
entry to be 29 feet from the front lot line when 40 feet is required for property located at 17 School 
Street. 

Granted - no closer than 15 feet from the side lot line, excluding proposed front entrance. 



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Case 22-10 



Edwin Brennan 



Map 43 Parcel 128 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure 
(second floor addition and front entry extension) for property located at 30 Washington Avenue. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing nonconforming 
dwelling. 



Case 23-10 Mai Phung Map 57 Parcel 52 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.5.4 for a Limited Service Restaurant for property 
located at 211 Lowell Street. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



Case 24-10 Legacy Park Wilmington One LLC Map 29 Parcel 1 

To amend Comprehensive Permit #52-05 from homeownership to rental property for property located 
at 10 Burhngton Avenue. 

Granted 




During the year the following notices and warrants were posted by the Constable in each of the six 
(6) precincts. 

Special State Election January 12, 2010 

Annual Town Election and Town Meeting March 11, 2010 
State Primary August 25, 2010 

State Election October 21,2010 




The ladder trucks of Wilmington. 



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SPECIAL STATE ELECTION - JANUARY 19, 2010 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 



TO: THE CONSTABLE OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON 

GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth, you are hereby required to notify and warn the 
inhabitants of said town who are qualified to vote in Elections at the Boutwell School- Precincts 1 
and 2; Wildwood School- Precincts 3 and 4; and Town Hall- 121 Glen Road Precincts 5 and 6 on 
Tuesday, the nineteenth day of January 2010 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the following purpose: 

To cast their votes in the Special State Election for the candidates of the political parties for the 
following officers: 

Senator in Congress For the Commonwealth 



Senator in Congress 



Scott Brown 6,225 

Martha Coakley 3,057 

Joseph Kennedy 81 

Write in 4 

Blanks 

Total 9,367 



All polling places were opened at 7:00 a.m. and closed at 8:00 p.m. A total of 9,367 registered voters 
cast ballots on January 19, 2010, which represents approximately 60% of 15,609 registered voters. 

ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION - APRIL 24, 2010 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 

TO: Constable of the Town of Wilmington 

ARTICLE 1. To bring in your votes on one ballot respectively for the following named offices to wit: 
Two Selectmen for the term of three years; three members of the School Committee for the term of 
three years; one member of the Housing Authority for the term of five years; one member of the 
Housing Authority for the term of two years; one member of the Regional Vocational Technical 
School Committee for the term of three years. 

You are also hereby further required and directed to notify and warn the said inhabitants of the 
Town of Wilmington who are qualified to vote on elections and town affairs therein to assemble 
subsequently and meet in the Town Meeting at the High School Gymnasium, Church Street, in said 
Town of Wilmington, on Saturday the first day of May, A.D. 2010 at 10:30 a.m., then and there to act 
on the following articles: 

In accordance with the above Warrant, the election was opened by the Town Clerk, Sharon A. 
George, at the Town Hall, Board of Registrar Member Priscilla Ward, at the Boutwell School and 
Warden, Patricia McKenna at the Wildwood School. 

All voting equipment was in place in each precinct. The checkers were prepared with their voting 
lists and everything was in readiness at 8:00 a.m. and the polls were declared open. 



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The results were as follows: 



BOARD OF SELECTMEN for three years (vote for two) Voted 

Louis Cimagha, IV 1,388 

Michael J. Newhouse 1,332 

Daniel Murphy 206 

Mark Nelson 260 

Write-in 10 

Blanks 286 

Total 3,482 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE for three years (vote for three) 

Margaret A. Kane 1,274 

Kathleen M. Carroll 1,132 

Robert L. Hayes 1,066 

Write-in 13 

Blanks 1.738 

Total 5,223 

HOUSING AUTHORITY for five years (vote for one) 

Leona Bombard 1,227 

Write-in 6 

Blanks 508 

Total 1,741 

HOUSING AUTHORITY for a two year unexpired term (vote for one) 

Stacie Murphy 1,235 

Write-in 10 

Blanks 496 

Total 1,741 

REGIONAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOL COMMITTEE for three years (vote for one) 

Robert G. Peterson 1,402 

Write-in 7 

Blanks 332 

Total 1,741 



The results of this election were ready at 8:30 p.m. and the elected officers present were sworn in to 
the faithful performance of their duties by the Town Clerk, Sharon A. George. The total number of 
votes cast was 1,741, which represented 12% of Wilmington's 15,291 registered voters. 




Town Clerk Sharon George swears in 
Michael Newhouse and Louis Cimaglia 
following their re-election to the 
Board of Selectmen 

Photo courtesy of Maureen Lamoureux, Town Crier 



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ANNUAL TOWN MEETING - MAY 1, 2010 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 

With a quorum present at 10:55 a.m. (150 by the Town of Wilmington By-Laws) James Stewart, 
Town Moderator, opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. This year the colors were 
presented by the Wilmington Minutemen. The Moderator then read the names of departed town 
workers, members of committees and boards that had passed away during the past year, also Town 
Meeting paused in tribute to our servicemen and women and the hope that they will all return safely 
home. A moment of silence was observed for all. He then introduced our newly elected and re- 
elected town officials. 

MOTION: On motion of Chairman Michael Newhouse, and duly seconded, the Town of 
Wilmington voted UNANIMOUSLY that the Moderator suspend the reading of the Warrant 
and take up and make reference to each article by number. 

ARTICLE 2. To hear reports of Committees and act thereon. 

MOTION: On motion of Michael Caira, Town Manager, and duly seconded, the Town of 
Wilmington voted UNANIMOUSLY that no action be taken. 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purpose of paying unpaid bills of 
previous years; or take any other action related thereto. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Caira, and duly seconded, it was voted UNANIMOUSLY by the 
Town of Wilmington not to adopt Article 3. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Treasurer/Collector, with the approval of 
the Selectmen, to enter into an agreement, under the provisions of Chapter 44, Section 53F of the 
Massachusetts General Laws, with one or more banks doing business in the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts during Fiscal Year 2011 for a term not to exceed three years, which will permit the 
Town of Wilmington to maintain funds on deposit with such institutions in return for said 
institutions providing banking services; or take any other action related thereto. 

Kevin MacDonald offered an amendment to Article 4. 

AMENDMENT: On motion of Kevin MacDonald to see if the Town will enter into agreement 
with credit unions rather than banks. 
(Motion fails - lack of second) 

MAIN MOTION: On motion of Chairman Newhouse, and duly seconded, it was voted 
UNANIMOUSLY by the Town of Wilmington to authorize the Treasurer/Collector, with the 
approval of the Selectmen, to enter into an agreement, under the provisions of Chapter 44, 
Section 53F of the Massachusetts General Laws, with one or more banks doing business in 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts during Fiscal Year 2011 for a term not to exceed three 
years, which will permit the Town of Wilmington to maintain funds on deposit with such 
institutions in return for said institutions providing banking services. 

ARTICLE 5. To see how much money the town will appropriate for the expenses of the town and the 
salaries of several Town Officers and Departments and determine how the same shall be raised, 
whether by taxation, transfer from available funds, or othervy^ise; or take any other action related 
thereto. 

MOTION: On motion of John Doherty, Finance Committee Chairman, and seconded by Mr. 
Caira, the Town of Wilmington voted in the affirmative that the several and respective sums 
as recommended and presented by the Finance Committee be raised from the FY- 11 tax levy 
and other general revenues of the Town, or by transfer from available funds as may be 



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recommended by the Finance Committee, and be appropriated for the purpose set forth in 
Article #5, each department's budget to be taken up and voted on in the order they appear, 
subject to amendment, and each department's budget not be open for reconsideration until 
the entire budget is voted. 

The Moderator recognized Finance Committee Chairman John Doherty for comments. Mr. Doherty 
stated that the Finance Committee has four motions (5A, 5B, 5C and 5D) that will be voted on 
during the budget votes. Each motion will be voted during the part of the budget it refers to. 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 



Selectmen - Legislative 

Salaries 4,500 

Expenses 14,700 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 19,200 

Selectmen - Elections 

Salaries 27,190 

Expenses 9,260 

Total 36,450 

Registrars of Voters 

Salaries 1,875 

Expenses 6.350 

Total 8,225 

Finance Committee 

Salaries 1,330 

Expenses 8.500 

Total 9,830 

Town Manager 

Salary - Town Manager 129,535 

Other Salaries 280,936 

Expenses 72,300 

Furnishings & Equipment 800 

Total 483,571 



Discussion from the floor began regarding the Town Manager's contract. Chairman Newhouse 
stated that the Board of Selectmen had not started negotiations with the Town Manager, but it 
would be coming up soon. 



Town Accountant 

Salary -Town Accountant 98,584 

Other Salaries 220,237 

Expenses 2,560 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 321,381 

Treasurer/Collector 

Salary - Treasurer/Collector 76,983 

Other Salaries 144,443 

Expenses 20,387 

Amt. Cert. Tax Title 10,000 

Furnishings & Equipment 1,000 

Total 252,813 



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Town Clerk 

Salary - Town Clerk 70,398 

Other Salaries 103,881 

Expenses 2,900 

Furnishings & Equipment Q 

Total 177,179 

Board of Assessors 

Salary - Principal Assessor 95,943 

Other Salaries 86,185 

Expenses 74,450 

Appraisals & Inventory 

ATB Costs 20,000 

Furnishings & Equipment Q 

Total 276,578 

Town Counsel 

Legal Services 212,500 

Expenses 7,500 

Total 220,000 

Permanent Building Committee 

Salaries 450 

Expenses Q 

Total 450 

TOTAL GENERAL GOVERNMENT 1.805.677 

PUBLIC SAFETY 
Police 



Fire 



Salary - Chief 


106,470 


Salary - Deputy Chief 


93,726 


Salary - Lieutenants 


302,229 


Salary - Sergeants 


387,810 


Salary - Patrolmen 


1,895,078 


Salary - Clerks 


79,973 


Salary - Overtime 


395,000 


Salary - Paid Holidays 


117,682 


Salary - Specialists 


12,350 


Salary - Night Differential 


43,992 


Salary - Incentive 


227,878 


Sick Leave Buyback 


32,418 


Expenses 


235,625 


Furnishings & Equipment 


6,000 


Total 


3,936,231 


Salary - Chief 


109,322 


Salary - Deputy Chief 


81,297 


Salary - Lieutenants 


425,274 


Salary - Privates 


1,785,282 


Salary - Clerk 


48,964 


Salary - Part Time 


18,200 


Salary - Overtime 


425,000 


Salary - Paid Holidays 


122,257 


Salary - EMT & Incentive Pay 


9,025 


Salary - Fire Alarms 






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Salary - Sick Leave Buy-Back 27,833 

Expenses 121,325 

Furnishing & Equipment 14.750 

Total 3,188,529 

Public Safety Central Dispatch 

Personnel Services 533,159 

Contractual Services 15,000 

Material & Supplies 3,750 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 551,909 

Animal Control 

Salaries 37,440 

Expenses 2.325 

Total 39,765 

TOTAL PUBLIC SAFETY 7.716.434 

PUBLIC WORKS 
Personnel Services 

Superintendent 100,766 

Engineer - Full Time 212,994 

Engineer - Part Time 1 1,952 

Highway - Full Time 1, 1 16,344 

Highway - Overtime 59,500 

Highway - Seasonal 1 1,520 

Stream Maintenance - Seasonal 11,520 

Tree - Full Time 169,865 

Tree - Overtime 8,580 

Parks/Grounds - Full Time 310,870 

Parks/Grounds - Overtime " 18,370 

Cemetery - Full Time 129,946 

Cemetery - Part Time 6,552 

Cemetery Overtime 10,105 

Snow/Ice - Extra Help - Overtime 160.240 

Total 2,339,124 

Contractual Services 

Engineer 7,700 

Engineer - Training/Conference 2,000 

Highway 86,090 

Highway - Repairs/Town Vehicles 120,900 

Highway - Training/Conference 2,000 

Tree 5,000 

Parks/Grounds 19,000 

Cemetery 4,100 

Road Machinery - Repair 80,000 

Public Street Lights 265,000 

Rubbish Collection & Disposal 1,547,603 

Snow & Ice - Repairs 18,730 

Snow & Ice - Miscellaneous Services 155.000 

Total 2,313,123 



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Materials & Supplies 

Engineer 4,800 

Highway 39,000 

Highway Construction Supplies & Road Improvements 82,000 

Highway - Gas, Oil, Tires (Other) 169,550 

Highway - Gas, Oil, Tires (DPW) 1 12, 1 10 

Stream Maintenance - Expenses 1,000 

Tree 6,500 

Parks/Grounds 107,870 

Cemetery 13,650 

Drainage Projects 55,000 

Snow & Ice - Salt & Sand 199,500 

Snow & Ice - Tools & Equipment 6.000 

Total 796,980 

Furnishings & Equipment 49,500 

SEWER 

Personnel Services 75,638 

Maintenance/Operations 58.720 

Total 134,358 

TOTAL PUBLIC WORKS 5.633.085 



5A 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Doherty, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY that the sum of Five Million Six Hundred Thirtv-Three Thousand Eighty- 
Five Dollars ($5.633.085) be appropriated for the Department of Public Works; and to meet 
this appropriation Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25.000) be transferred from the Sale of 
Cemetery Lots Account and that said amount be applied to the line item Personnel Services 
Cemetery - Full Time and that the balance of Five Million Six Hundred Eight Thousand 
Eighty-Five Dollars ($5.608.085) be raised from the FY- 11 tax levy and other general 
revenues of the Town. 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 



Board of Health 

Salary - Director 67,543 

Other Salaries 134,686 

Expenses 9,975 

Mental Health 35,000 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 247,204 

Sealer of Weights & Measures 

Salaries 

Expenses 5.000 

Total 5,000 

Planning & Conservation 

Salary - Director 77,729 

Other Salaries ' 211,052 

Expenses 10,175 

Furnishings & Equipment 500 

Total 299,456 



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Building Inspector/Board of Appeals 

Salary - Building Inspector 69,874 

Other Salaries 104,439 

Expenses 4,250 

Furnishings/Equipment 

Total 178,563 

TOTAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 730.223 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS 

Salary - Superintendent 84,345 

Other salaries 2,236,484 

Overtime 48,853 

Part Time Seasonal 1 1 , 520 

Heating 933,000 

Electricity 200,000 

Utihties 110,000 

Expenses 531,400 

Furnishings & Equipment 



TOTAL PUBLIC BUILDINGS 4.155.602 



HUMAN SERVICES 



Veterans' Aid/Benefits 

Salary - Veterans' Agent 53,333 

Expenses 1,500 

Assistance - Veterans 306.000 

Total 360,833 

Library 

Salary - Director 80,355 

Other Salaries 693,238 

Merrimack Valley Library Consortium 33,239 

Expenses 145,639 

Furnishings & Equipment 8,704 

Total 961,175 

Recreation 

Salary - Director 65,295 

Other Salaries 44,730 

Expenses 4,500 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 114,525 

Elderly Services 

Salary - Director 63,498 

Other Salaries 105,231 

Expenses 39,200 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 207,929 

Historical Commission 

Salaries 21,018 

Expenses 6,750 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 27,768 

TOTAL HUMAN SERVICES 1.672.230 



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SCHOOLS 



Wilmington School Department 30,700,000 

Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational 
Technical High School District 3,204,587 

TOTAL SCHOOLS 33.904.587 

MATURING DEBT & INTEREST 

Schools 2,665,950 

Public Safety 825,300 

General Government 69,613 

Sewer 171,030 

Water 
Interest on Anticipation of Notes & 

Authorization Fees & Miscellaneous Debt 15,000 

TOTAL MATURING DEBT & INTEREST 3.746.893 

5B 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Doherty, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in 
the affirmative that the sum of Three Million Seven Hundred Forty-Six Thousand Eight 
Hundred Ninetv-Three Dollars ($3.746,893) be appropriated for Maturing Debt and Interest 
and, to meet this appropriation. Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2.500) be transferred 
from Water Department Available Funds and be apphed to the line item Maturing Debt and 
Interest, Authorization Fees and Miscellaneous Debt, and that the balance of Three Million 
Seven Hundred Fortv-Four Thousand Three Hundred Ninetv-Three Dollars ($3.744.393) be 
raised from the FY- 11 tax levy and other general revenues of the Town. 

UNCLASSIFIED & RESERVE 

Insurance 612,500 

Employee Health & Life Insurance 8,500,000 

Veterans' Retirement 13,008 

Employee Retirement Unused Sick Leave 30,000 

Medicare Employer's Contribution 530,654 

Salary Adjustments & Additional Costs 385,000 

Local Transportation & Training Conferences 5,000 

Out-of-State Travel 1,500 

Computer Maintenance Expenses 90,000 

Annual Audit 30,000 

Ambulance BilHng 25,000 

Town Report & Calendar 10,000 

Professional & Technical Services 100,000 

Reserve Fund 450.000 

TOTAL UNCLASSIFIED & RESERVE 10.782.662 

5C 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Doherty, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in 
the affirmative that the sum of Ten Million Seven Hundred Eightv-Two Thousand Six 
Hundred Sixtv-Two Dollars ($10.782.662) be appropriated for Unclassified and Reserve of 
which the sum of Seventv-Nine Thousand Ninetv-One Dollars ($79.091) be transferred from 
Water Department Available Funds and be applied to the Unclassified and Reserve - 
Insurance Account; and that the sum of Two Hundred Seventv-Nine Thousand Nine 
Hundred Eighty-Six Dollars ($279.986) be transferred from Water Department Available 
Funds and be applied to the Unclassified and Reserve - Employee Life and Health Insurance 
Account; and that the sum of Sixteen Thousand Five Hundred Four Dollars ($16.504) be 



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transferred from Water Department Available Funds and be applied to the Unclassified and 
Reserve - Medicare Employee's Contribution Account; and that the remaining balance of Ten 
Million Four Hundred Seven Thousand Eighty-One Dollars ($10,407.081) be raised from the 
FY- 11 tax levy and other general revenues of the Town. 

TOTAL MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT 36.242.806 



STATUTORY CHARGES 



Current Year Overlay 


700,000 


Retirement Contributions 


3,995,690 


Offset Items 


40,000 


Special Education 


4,271 


Mass. Bay Transportation Authority 


441,569 


MAPC (Ch. 688 of 1963) 


6,537 


RMV Non-Renewal Surcharge 


10,420 


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Mosquito Control Program 


48,435 


M.W.R.A. Sewer Assessment 


2,289,622 


School Choice 


21,000 


Charter Schools 


75,741 


Essex County Technical Institute 


47.694 


TOTAL STATUTORY CHARGES 


7.687.707 


TOTAL 


77,835,100 


PROPOSED CAPITAL OUTLAY & WARRANT ARTICLES 


584,520 


TOTAL PROPOSED BUDGET 


78.419.620 



5D 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Doherty, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in 
the affirmative move that the sum of Seven Million Six Hundred Eiphtv-Seven Thousand 
Seven Hundred Seven Dollars ($7.687.707) be appropriated for Statutory Charges of which 
the sum of Three Hundred Fiftv-Six Thousand Four Hundred Fourteen Dollars ($356,414) be 
transferred from Water Department Available Funds and be applied to the Statutory 
Charges - Retirement Contributions Account; and that the remaining balance of Seven 
Million Three Hundred Thirtv-One Thousand Two Hundred Ninetv-Three Dollars 
($7.331,293) be raised from the FY- 11 tax levy and other general revenues of the Town. 



ESTIMATED AVAILABLE FUNDS 

Tax Levy 56,139,100 

Local Receipts 5,626,500 

Local Receipts - Sewer 2,582,010 

Local Aid 13,312,515 

Free Cash 

Water Department Available Funds 734,495 

Sale of Cemetery Lots 25,000 

Cemetery Trust Fund - Interest 

Capital Stabilization Fund 

Capital Project Closeouts 



TOTAL ESTIMATED FY 2010 AVAILABLE FUNDS 78.419.620 



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ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from any available funds, 
or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purchase of new and/or 
replacement capital equipment, including but not limited to the following items, and further to 
authorize the sale, trade-in, conveyance or other disposition of any equipment being so replaced, 
such funds to be spent by the town department, so indicated, with the approval of the Town 
Manager, and to the extent set forth in Chapter 592 of the Acts of 1950, the Board of Selectmen, as 
follows: 

Police Department 

Purchase of four (4) replacement police cruisers. 

MOTION: On motion of Selectman Michael McCoy, and duly seconded, the Town of 
Wilmington voted in the move that One Hundred Fifteen Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty 
Dollars ($115,760) be raised and appropriated from the FY- 11 tax levy and other general 
revenues of the town to be spent by the Town Manager for the purchase of four (4) 
replacement police cruisers for the Police Department and further, the sale, trade in or other 
disposition, if any, of said replaced vehicles is hereby authorized. 

Fire Department 

Purchase of one (1) replacement of Fire Chiefs vehicle 

Discussion from the floor of Town Meeting by Mr. MacDonald generated questions to the Fire Chief 
that were answered promptly by the Chief. 

MOTION: On motion of Selectman Louis Cimaglia, and duly seconded, the Town of 
Wilmington voted in the affirmative that Thirty-Six Thousand Seven Hundred Dollars 
($36,700) be raised and appropriated from the FY- 11 tax levy and other general revenues of 
the town to be spent by the Town Manager for the purchase of one (1) replacement Fire 
Chiefs vehicle for the Fire Department and further, the sale, trade in or other disposition, if 
any, of said replaced vehicle is hereby authorized. 

Department of Public Works 

Purchase of one (1) replacement van truck for the Public Buildings Department 

MOTION: On motion of Selectman Raymond Lepore, and duly seconded, the Town of 
Wilmington voted in the affirmative that Forty-Six Thousand Six Hundred Dollars ($46.600) 
be raised and appropriated from the FY- 11 tax levy and other general revenues of the town 
to be spent by the Town Manager for the purchase of one (1) replacement van truck for the 
Public Buildings Department and further, the sale, trade in or other disposition, if any, of 
said replaced vehicle is hereby authorized. 

Department of Public Works 

Purchase of replacement sidewalk plow with V plow and one (1) replacement pick-up truck 

MOTION: On motion of Selectman Michael Champoux, and duly seconded, the Town of 
Wilmington voted in the affirmative that One Hundred Forty Thousand Six Hundred Dollars 
($140.600) be raised and appropriated from the FY- 11 tax levy and other general revenues of 
the town to be spent by the Town Manager for the purchase of one (1) replacement sidewalk 
plow with V plow and one (1) replacement pick-up truck for the Department of Public Works 
and further the sale, trade in or other disposition, if any, of said replaced vehicles is hereby 
authorized. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 



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ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purchase of new mobile and 
portable radios to enable the conversion of the communications system for the Fire Department, such 
funds to be spent by the town department so indicated, with the approval of the Town Manager; or 
take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Newhouse, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in 
the affirmative that Forty-Four Thousand Dollars ($44,000) be raised and appropriated from 
the FY- 11 tax levy and other general revenues of the town to be spent by the Town Manager 
for the purchase of new mobile and portable radios to enable the conversion of the 
communications system for the Fire Department. 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the replacement of approximately 
3,400 square feet of roof area at the Harnden Tavern and 2,000 square feet of roof area at the Old 
South School, such funds to be spent by the Public Buildings Department with the approval of the 
Town Manager; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. McCoy, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in the 
affirmative that Fifty-Three Thousand Dollars ($53.000) be raised and appropriated from the 
FY- 11 tax levy and other general revenues of the town to be spent by the Town Manager for 
the replacement of approximately 3,400 square feet of roof area at the Harnden Tavern and 
2,000 square feet of roof area at the Old South School. 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from any available funds 
or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money to undertake various improvements 
and repairs to municipal and school facilities including but not limited to addressing energy 
efficiencies, plant operations, mechanical systems, structural issues and code compliance, such funds 
to be spent by the Public Buildings Department with the approval of the Town Manager; or take any 
other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Cimaglia, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in 
the affirmative that One Hundred Twentv-Five Thousand Dollars ($125.000) be raised and 
appropriated from the FY- 11 tax levy and other general revenues of the town to be spent by 
the Town Manager to undertake various improvements and repairs to municipal and school 
facilities including but not limited to addressing energy efficiencies, plant operations, 
mechanical systems, structural issues and code compliance. 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from any available 
funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money to be expended for the following 
purpose after the Town establishes the School Building Committee, which is to be established in 
order to generally monitor the application process and to advise the Town Manager during any 
construction, consistent with 963 CMR 2.10(3)(a) and with the requirements of the Town Charter, 
Acts of 1950, Ch. 592, Sees. 1, et seq,: to conduct a feasibility study for the Wilmington High School 
on property located at 159 Church Street identified as Parcel 10 on Assessor's Map 63 consisting of 
approximately 26.51 acres, for which feasibility study the Town may be eligible for a grant from the 
Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA). The MSBA's grant program is a non-entitlement, 
discretionary program based on need, as determined by the MSBA, and any costs the Town incurs in 
connection with the feasibility study in excess of any grant approved by and received from the MSBA 
shall be the sole responsibility of the Town; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 



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Many voters spoke at the microphone and showed their support for this article. Only two voters 
were in opposition, M. Bodnar and K. MacDonald. 

MOTION: On motion of Kevin MacDonald, to see if the Town would remove the borrowing 
language from the motion. (Motion fails - lack of second) 

MOTION: A motion was made seconded to end debate. Motion Passes. 

MAIN MOTION: On motion of School Committee Chairperson, Margaret Kane, and duly 
seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 210 in favor, 1 in opposition that One Million One 
Hundred Twentv-Five Thousand Dollars ($1.125.000) be raised and appropriated from the 
FY- 11 tax levy and other general revenues of the Town, or by transfer from available funds, 
for the purpose of conducting a feasibility study for the Wilmington High School on property 
located at 159 Church Street, identified as Parcel 10 on Assessor's Map 63, said sum to be 
expended by the Town Manager under the direction of the School Building Committee or any 
other enabling authority; and further that the Town of Wilmington acknowledges that the 
Massachusetts School Building Authority's (MSBA) grant program is a non-entitlement, 
discretionary program based on need, as determined by the MSBA, and any costs that the 
Town of Wilmington incurs in excess of any grant approved by and received from the MSBA 
shall be the sole responsibility of the Town of Wilmington; and further that the amount to be 
raised and appropriated pursuant to this vote shall be reduced by any grant amount set forth 
in the Feasibility Study Agreement that may be executed between the Town of Wilmington 
and the MSBA. 

Mr. Higgins requested from the floor that he would like to reconsider the previous vote on 
the school feasibility study with the reason being debate stopped before he had an 
opportunity to speak. 

RECONSIDER MOTION: On motion of Mr. Steven Higgins, and duly seconded the Town of 
Wilmington voted 1 in favor and 210 opposed to reconsider the vote on Article 10. (Motion 
fails) 

ARTICLE 11. To see what sum the Town will vote to transfer into various line items of the Fiscal 
Year 2010 budget from other line items of said budget and from other available funds; or take any 
other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Caira, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in the 
affirmative that Three Hundred Fortv-Eight Thousand Dollars ($348.000) be transferred 
from the following fiscal year 2010 accounts: 



Public Works, Contractual Services - Rubbish Collection & Disposal $ 200,000 

Schools - Shawsheen Valley Regional District 55,000 

Capital Outlay, Public Buildings - Swain School Demolition 38,000 

Capital Outlay, Public Buildings - Library Elevator Repairs 55,000 



and further to transfer the sum of One Hundred Eightv-Five Thousand Seven Hundred 
Seventy-One Dollars ($185,771) from Available Funds - Receipts Sewer; the entire amount of 
available funds being Five Hundred Thirtv-Three Thousand Seven Hundred Seventv-One 
Dollars ($533.771) to the following fiscal year 2010 accounts: 



Public Works, Contractual Services - Snow & Ice, Misc. Services 13,000 

Public Works, Materials & Supplies - Snow & Ice, Sand & Salt 7,000 

Public Buildings - Heating Fuel 100,000 

Veterans' Aid and Benefits - Assistance, Veterans • 100,000 

Unclassified and Reserve - Insurance 7,000 

Unclassified and Reserve - Employee Health and Life Insurance 100,000 

Statutory Charges - MWRA Sewer Assessments 185,771 

Statutory Charges - School Choice 21.000 

Total $ 533,771 



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ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purpose of providing senior citizen 
work opportunities for services rendered to the Town in accordance with the Town's Senior Citizen 
Tax Work- Off Program; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Lepore, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in the 
affirmative that Fifteen Thousand Three Hundred Sixty Dollars ($15.360) be raised and 
appropriated from the FY- 11 tax levy and other general revenues of the Town to be spent by 
the Town Manager for the purpose of providing senior citizen work opportunities for services 
rendered to the Town in accordance with the Town's Senior Citizen Tax Work- Off Program. 

ARTICLE 13. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the observance of Memorial Day and 
Veterans' Day; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Champoux, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
in the affirmative that Six Thousand Dollars ($6,000) be raised and appropriated from the 
FY- 11 tax levy and other general revenues of the town to be spent by the Town Manager for 
the observance of Memorial Day and Veterans' Day. 

ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute the sum of $750.00 each (a total of $1,500) for the purpose 
of renewing under the authority of Section 9 of Chapter 40 of the General Laws as amended, the 
lease of: 

a. Veterans of Foreign Wars Clubhouse for the purpose of providing suitable 
headquarters for the Nee-Ellsworth Post 2458 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the 
United States; 

b. American Legion Clubhouse, Inc. for the purpose of providing suitable headquarters 
for the Wilmington Post 136 of the American Legion; 

or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Newhouse, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in 
the affirmative that One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500) be raised and 
appropriated from the FY- 11 tax levy and other general revenues of the Town to be spent by 
the Town Manager for the purpose of renewing, under the authority of Section 9 of Chapter 
40 of the General Laws as amended, the lease of: 

a. Veterans of Foreign Wars Clubhouse for the purpose of providing suitable 
headquarters for the Nee-Ellsworth Post 2458 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the 
United States; 

b. American Legion Clubhouse, Inc. for the purpose of providing suitable headquarters 
for the Wilmington Post 136 of the American Legion; 

ARTICLE 15. To see if the Town will vote to authorize or reauthorize as the case may be, revolving 
accounts pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 44, Section 53E V2 for the various boards, commissions, 
departments and agencies of the Town; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 




MOTION: On motion of Mr. McCoy, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in the 
affirmative that the Town vote to reauthorize the following revolving accounts pursuant to 
M. G. L. Chapter 44, Section 53 E V2 as follows: 

First a Compost Bin Revolving Fund with an established spending limit of $4,500, with the 
source of revenues being the sale of composting bins, the spending authority being the Town 
Manager and the purpose for which money may be spent is the purchase of composting bins; 
and second, a Subsurface Sewage Disposal Upgrade Revolving Fund with an established 
spending limit of $200,000, with the source of revenues being betterment receipts and other 
loan repayments from property owners participating in said program, the purpose of 
expenditures being the repair and upgrade of subsurface sewage disposal systems and the 
repayment to the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust of any funds advanced to 
the town for this purpose, and the spending authority being the Board of Health with the 
approval of the Town Manager. 

ARTICLE 16. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds 
a sum of money representing the amount of proceeds received by the town from the Methyl Tertiary 
Butyl Ether (MTBE) products liability litigation settlements or otherwise to transfer such MTBE 
settlement proceeds to the Water Fund; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

Mr. MacDonald spoke from the floor and wanted to amend the motion. 

AMENDMENT TO MAIN MOTION: On motion of Mr. MacDonald, to see if the town would 
transfer the $87,661.18 toward the school feasibility study. (Motion fails - lack of second) 
MOTION: On motion of Water & Sewer Commission Chairman, Joseph Balliro, and duly 
seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in the affirmative that the sum of Eighty-Seven 
Thousand Six Hundred Sixty-One and 18/100 Dollars ($87.661.18) . representing the amount 
of proceeds received by the treasury of the Town during fiscal year 2010 from the Methyl 
Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) products liability litigation settlements be hereby transferred 
from the treasury of the Town to the Water Fund. 

Random selection begins with Article 17. 

ARTICLE 17. (drawn #30) Article was Taken Out of Order. To see if the Town will vote to name the 
Bicentennial Room at the Wilmington Memorial Library in honor of James F. Banda in recognition 
of his 25 years of devoted service as a member of the Board of Library Trustees and in further 
recognition of the exemplary public service he has provided on behalf of the citizenry of the Town of 
Wilmington; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Donald Pearson, Chairman, Library Trustees, and duly seconded, 
the Town of Wilmington voted UNANIMOUSLY that the Town vote to name the 
Bicentennial Room at the Wilmington Memorial Library in honor of James F. Banda in 
recognition of his 25 years of devoted service as a member of the Board of Library Trustees 
and in further recognition of the exemplary public service he has provided on behalf of the 
citizenry of the Town of Wilmington. 

ARTICLE 18. (drawn #22) To see if the Town will vote to designate the bridge at the Lowell Street 
crossing over Maple Meadow Brook as a lasting memorial to the men and women of the Town of 
Wilmington who have served in the United States Military by naming said bridge the Veterans 
Memorial Bridge; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 



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MOTION: On motion of Mr. Cimaglia, and duly seconded, the 
Town of Wilmington voted UNANIMOUSLY that the Town vote to 
designate the bridge at the Lowell Street crossing over Maple 
Meadow Brook as a lasting memorial to the men and women of the 
Town of Wilmington who have served in the United States MiHtary 
by naming said bridge the Veterans Memorial Bridge. 

ARTICLE 19. (drawn #19) To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
execute an extension for ten years until July 9, 2030 of a certain agreement originally dated July 9, 
1990 and subsequently extended for ten years by the Board of Selectmen as authorized by the 
affirmative vote of Article 27 of the Annual Town Meeting Warrant of April 22, 2000 between the 
Town of Wilmington and the Reading Municipal Light Board acting on behalf of the Town of Reading 
which provides for the supply of electrical power and payments in lieu of taxes; or take any other 
action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Lepore, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY that the Town vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to execute an 
extension for ten years until July 9, 2030 of a certain agreement originally dated July 9, 1990 
and subsequently extended for ten years by the Board of Selectmen as authorized by the 
affirmative vote of Article 27 of the Annual Town Meeting Warrant of April 22, 2000 between 
the Town of Wilmington and the Reading Municipal Light Board acting on behalf of the 
Town of Reading which provides for the supply of electrical power and payments in heu of 
taxes. 

ARTICLE 20. (drawn #23) To see if the Town will vote to amend the By-laws of the Inhabitants of 
the Town of Wilmington, Revised, as follows: 

Chapter 5 - Public Regulations 

Section 36. Prohibited Parking - Fire Lanes: Delete the language contained in said section which 
currently reads: 

A. Fire Regulations: It shall be unlawful to obstruct or block a private way with a vehicle or 
other means so as to prevent access by fire apparatus or equipment to any multiple family 
building, stores, shopping centers, schools and places of public assembly. 

and replace with the following: 

A. Fire Regulations: It shall be unlawful to obstruct or block any traveled private way with a 
vehicle or other means so as to prevent access by fire apparatus or equipment. 

and delete the language contained in said section which currently reads: 

C. Any object or vehicle obstructing or blocking any fire lane or private way, may be removed or 
towed by a towing service under the direction of a poUce officer at the expense of the owner of 
said vehicle or object without hability to the Town of Wilmington. 

and replace with the following: 

C. Any object or vehicle obstructing or blocking any fire lane or traveled private way in violation 
of this section may be removed or towed by a towing service under the direction of a pohce 
officer at the expense of the owner of said vehicle or object without liability to the Town of 
Wilmington. 

or take any other action related thereto. 



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Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Champoux, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
in the affirmative that the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington, Revised, be 
amended by deleting the language contained in Chapter 5 - Public Regulations Section 36. 
Prohibited Parking - Fire Lanes: Subsection A which currently reads: 

A. Fire Regulations: It shall be unlawful to obstruct or block a private way with a 

vehicle or other means so as to prevent access by fire apparatus or equipment to any 
multiple family building, stores, shopping centers, schools and places of public 
assembly. 

by replacing said language with the following: 

A. Fire Regulations: It shall be unlawful to obstruct or block any traveled private way 
with a vehicle or other means so as to prevent access by fire apparatus or equipment; 
and further 

by deleting the language contained in Subsection C of Chapter 5, Section 36 which currently 
reads: 

C. Any object or vehicle obstructing or blocking any fire lane or private way, may be 
removed or towed by a towing service under the direction of a police officer at the 
expense of the owner of said vehicle or object without liability to the Town of 
Wilmington. 

by replacing said language with the following: 

C. Any object or vehicle obstructing or blocking any fire lane or traveled private way in 
violation of this section may be removed or towed by a towing service under the 
direction of a police officer at the expense of the owner of said vehicle or object 
without liability to the Town of Wilmington. 

ARTICLE 21. (drawn #20) To see if the Town will vote to amend the By-laws of the Inhabitants of 
the Town of Wilmington, Revised by amending Chapter 5, Section 49, Excavation and Trench Safety 
and Chapter 5 - Public Regulations, Section 48 Comprehensive Stormwater Management By-law, 
such by-law adopted by the affirmative vote of Articles 25 and 28 of the Annual Town Meeting of 
May 2, 2009 due to clerical error in numbering, to read Chapter 5, Sections 50 and 51 respectively; or 
take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Newhouse, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY that the Town vote to amend the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Wilmington, Revised by amending Chapter 5, Section 49, Excavation and Trench Safety and 
Chapter 5 - Public Regulations, Section 48 Comprehensive Stormwater Management By-law, 
such by-laws adopted by the affirmative vote of Articles 25 and 28 of the Annual Town 
Meeting of May 2, 2009 due to clerical error in numbering, to read Chapter 5, Sections 50 
and 51 respectively. 

ARTICLE 22. (drawn #24) To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-law, Section 6.2 
entitled "Flood Plain District", as follows; or to take any other action related thereto. 

By amending Section 6.2.2.1 to read as follows: 

6.2.2.1 Flood Plain District Boundaries - The Flood Plain District is herein established as an 
overlay district. The District includes all special flood hazard areas within the Town 
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Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) to be dated June 4, 2010 and issued by the Federal 
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the administration of the National Flood 
Insurance Program. The map panels of the Middlesex County FIRM that show flood 
zones located wholly or partially within the Town include map panel numbers 
25017C0279E, 25017C0281E, 25017C0282E, 25017C0283E, 25017C0284E, 
25017C0287E, 25017C0289E, 25017C0291E, 25017C0292E, 25017C0293E, and 
25017C0294E to be dated June 4, 2010. The exact boundaries of the District may be 
defined by the 100-year base flood elevations shown on the FIRM and further defined by 
the Middlesex County Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report to be dated June 4, 2010. The 
FIRM and FIS report are incorporated herein by reference and are on file with the 
Planning & Conservation Department, Town Engineer and Inspector of Buildings. 

By amending the first paragraph of Section 6.2.5.d. to read as follows: 

Reference to Existing Regulations - All development in the district, including structural 
and non-structural activities, whether permitted by right or by special permit must be in 
compliance with Chapter 131, Section 40 of the Massachusetts General Laws, 44 C.F.R. 
60.3(d) and with the following regulations: 

Sections of the Massachusetts State Building Code that address floodplain and 
coastal high hazard areas (currently 780 CMR 120. G, Appendix G: "Flood 
Resistant Construction and Construction in Coastal Dunes"); 

Wetland Protection Regulations, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) 
(currently 310 CMR 10.00); 

Inland Wetlands Restrictions, DEP (currently 310 CMR 13.00); and 

Minimum Requirements for the Subsurface Disposal of Sanitary Sewage, DEP 
(currently 310 CMR 15.000, Title 5). 

Any variances from the provisions and requirements of the above-referenced state 
regulations may only be granted in accordance with required variance procedures set 
forth in such regulations. 

By adding a new Section 6.2.6. l.e, to read as follows: 

In Zone AE, along watercourses in the Town that have a regulatory floodway designated 
on the Middlesex County FIRM, encroachments are prohibited in the regulatory floodway 
which would result in any increase in flood levels within the community during the 
occurrence of the base flood discharge. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article based upon Planning Board 
recommendation. 

Planning Board recommended approval of this Article. This article is a requirement to continue to 
make flood insurance available to those residents who are eligible. 

MOTION: On motion of Planning Board Chairman Michael Sorrentino, and duly seconded, 
the Town of Wilmington voted UNANIMOUSLY that the Town vote to amend Section 6.2 of 
the Zoning By-laws of the Town of Wilmington entitled "Flood Plain District" as presented. 

ARTICLE 23. (drawn #17) To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-law and associated 
Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by taking the following action; or take any other action 
related thereto. 

In Section 6.3 Signs and Advertising Devices add a new Section 6.3.2 as follows and renumber the 
remaining sections consecutively: 



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6.3.2 Special Permits 



In particular instances the Planning Board, acting as the Special Permit Granting Authority 
(SPGA) in conjunction with site plan review, may issue special permits for more or larger 
signs than are provided herein or for signs of types or for purposes not provided herein and 
not specifically prohibited herein, if it is determined that the architecture of the building, the 
location of the building with reference to the street or the nature of the establishment is such 
that the sign should be permitted in the public interest. In granting such permission, the 
SPGA shall specify the size and location of the sign or signs and impose such other terms and 
restrictions as it may be deemed to be in the public interest. Any applicant under this 
provision shall provide the information required in 6.3.1 above and specific information in 
the form of perspectives, renderings, photographs or other representations sufficient to show 
the nature of the proposed sign, its effect on the immediate surrounding and the reasons for 
allowing it. 

In newly numbered Section 6.3.3.1 insert after the words "special permit" the phrase "of the Board of 
Appeals." To read as follows: 

6.3.3.1 All signs not located on the same premises as the advertised activity are prohibited as well 
as signs on utility poles, trees or fences and all billboards; except an off-premises 
identification or directional sign designating the presence or location of a recognized religious 
sect or denomination and except an off-premises directional sign designating the route to a 
specific recognized industrial center not on the street to which the sign is located may be 
erected and maintained within the public right-of-way at any intersection or on private 
property by special permit of the Board of Appeals shall be granted only upon the 
determination that such sign will promote the public interest, will not endanger the public 
safety, and will be of such size, location and design as will not be detrimental to the 
neighborhood. All such directional signs shall be unlighted and each shall be not over five 
square feet in area. 

In newly numbered Section 6.3.3.2 delete the second sentence, "Ribbons and streamers may be 
permitted by special permit from the Board of Appeals." To read as follows: 

6.3.3.2 All signs consisting of spinners strings of non-holiday lights, revolving beacons, searchlights, 
animated signs and signs illuminated to create the illusion of motion are prohibited. 

Delete newly numbered Section 6.3.6.1. a which currently reads: 

6.3.6.1. a Wall Sign - One wall sign provided that the display area shall not exceed one and one 
half square feet for each lineal foot of the front wall of the business or 120 square feet 
whichever is less and the length of any first floor sign shall not exceed seven-eights of the 
length of the front wall of the business or 40 feet whichever is less. The length of signs 
on any other floor shall not exceed 10 feet. No portion of a sign shall project above the 
wall of any building except a wall sign placed at least one foot below the top of a mansard 
roof. A business may divide the total display area permitted herein into separate wall 
signs or individual letter signs provide that the sum of the total area and dimensions of 
the separate signs or letters conforms to all of the above provisions. 

and replace with the following: 

6.3.6.1.3 Wall Sign - One wall sign provided that the display area shall not exceed one and one 
half square feet for each lineal foot of the front wall of the business or 120 square feet 
whichever is less and the length of any first floor sign shall not exceed seven-eighths of 
the length of the front wall of the business or 40, feet whichever is less. The length of 
signs on any other floor shall not exceed 10 feet. No portion of a sign or awning shall 
project above the wall of any building except by special permit of the Planning Board. A 
business may divide the total display area permitted herein into separate wall signs or 
individual letter signs provided that the sum of the total area and dimensions of the 
separate signs or letters conforms to all of the above provisions. Awnings may be 
substituted for a wall sign by special permit of the Planning Board. 



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Delete in its entirety newly numbered Section 6.3.6. l.b which currently reads: 

6.3.6. l.b Projecting Sign - One projecting sign provided that the display area shall not exceed 24 
square feet and the thickness between sign faces shall not exceed one and one-half feet. 
No portion of a projecting sign shall project more than four feet from the face of a wall or 
above the wall of any building. A business in the industrial districts may erect one 
projecting sign at each exterior door way provided that the display area of each sign shall 
not exceed six square feet and the projecting sign conforms to all other provisions herein. 

and replace with the following: 

6.3.6. l.b Projecting Sign - One projecting sign provided that the display area shall not exceed 24 
square feet and the thickness between sign faces shall not exceed one and one-half feet. 
No portion of a projecting sign shall project more than four feet from the face of a wall or 
above the wall of any building. One projecting sign at each exterior doorway may be 
erected provided that the display area of each sign shall not exceed six square feet and 
the projecting sign conforms to all other provisions herein. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article based upon Planning Board 
recommendation. 

Planning Board recommend approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Sorrentino, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
77 in favor and 5 opposed to amend Section 6.3 Signs and Advertising Devices of the Zoning 
By-law and associated Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington as set forth in the language 
printed in the Warrant. (Motion passes by two-thirds vote) 

ARTICLE 24. (drawn #39) To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-law of the Town of 
Wilmington, Section 6.8 Wireless Communications Facilities by taking the following actions or take 
any other action related thereto. 

Delete Section 6.8.4.4 which currently reads: 

Any proposed extension in the height, addition of cells, antennas or panels, construction of a 
new facility or replacement of a facility, shall require an amendment to the Special Permit: 

and replace with the following: 

Any proposed extension in the height, construction of a new facility, and/or replacement of a 
facility, shall require an amendment to the Special Permit. Addition/replacement of 
antennas or panels and/or co-location on existing structures may be permitted by the 
Planning Board during site plan review, if such work fully complies with Section 6.8.6.6 
below. 

Delete Section 6.8.6 Procedure for a Special Permit and Site Plan Review which currently reads: 

All applications for wireless communications facilities, antennas or satellite dishes shall be 
made and filed on the applicable application forms for site plan and special permit in 
compliance with Section 6.5 and Section 10.5 and also with the following additional 
requirements. 

and replace with the following: 

All applications to construct new wireless communications facilities, antennas or satellite 
dishes shall be made and filed on the appropriate application forms for site plan and special 
permit in compliance with Section 6.5 and Section 10.5 of this Zoning By-law and also must 
comply with the following additional requirements. Co-location on existing structures or 
replacement of equipment on existing structures shall be permitted through site plan review 
only and must comply with all requirements of Section 6.8.6.6. 



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Add new Section 6.8.6.6 as follows: 

6.8.6.6 The following information, prepared by a professional engineer or other qualified 
professional must be submitted for site plan review by the Planning Board for co- 
location on an existing structure or replacement of equipment located on an 
existing structure. A new or amended special permit from the Board of Appeals is 
not required. 

6.8.6.6.1 A site plan showing existing conditions. 

6.8.6.6.2 A site plan showing proposed work as long as it is on an existing 
structure and within the existing layout footprint. Expansion of the 
cabinet enclosure or extension of the pole requires a special permit from 
the Board of Appeals. 

6.8.6.6.3 Certification that the existing structure can accommodate the 
replacement or additional equipment. 

A written statement that the proposed facility complies with, or is exempt from applicable 
regulations administered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Communications 
Commission (FCC), Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission and the Massachusetts Department of 
Public Health. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article based upon Planning Board 
recommendation. 

Planning Board recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Sorrentino, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY to Amend Section 6.8 entitled Wireless Communication Facility of the 
Wilmington Zoning By-law and associated Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington as set 
forth in the language printed in the Warrant. 

At this time, Mr. MacDonald stated that he wished to reconsider the Fire Department Budget. 

RECONSIDERATION: On motion of Mr. MacDonald, and duly seconded, the Town of 
Wilmington voted 1 in favor and 200 opposed to Reconsideration of the Fire Department 
Budget. (Motion Fails) 

ARTICLE 25. (drawn #21) To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-law and associated 
Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by taking the following action; or take any other action 
related thereto: 

Delete Section 5.3.4 which currently reads: 

Hammerhead Lots - In the residential districts hammerhead lots may be authorized by 
special permit from the Board of Appeals provided the Board of Appeals finds that the 
safeguards provided for the particular site are adequate for public safety, welfare and 
convenience and subject to the following criteria: 

and replace with the following: 

Hammerhead Lots - In the residential districts hammerhead lots are subject to the following 
criteria: 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article based upon Planning Board 
recommendation. 



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Planning Board recommend approval of this Article. 

Mr. MacDonald stated that he would like to make an Amendment to Article 25 stating 
"approval not required" at the end of the by-law. 

AMENDMENT: On motion of Mr. MacDonald, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington 
voted to defeat the Amendment for language to read "approval not required" as presented by 
Mr. MacDonald. (Motion Fails) 

MAIN MOTION: On motion of Mr. Sorrentino, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington 
voted UNANIMOUSLY that the Town vote to amend the Zoning By-law and associated 
Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by: 

Deleting Section 5.3.4 which currently reads: 

Hammerhead Lots - In the residential districts hammerhead lots may be authorized by 
special permit from the Board of Appeals provided the Board of Appeals finds that the 
safeguards provided for the particular site are adequate for public safety, welfare and 
convenience and subject to the following criteria: 

and replacing said language with the following: 

Hammerhead Lots - In the residential districts hammerhead lots are subject to the following 
criteria: 

ARTICLE 26. (drawn #31) To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-law of the Town of 
Wilmington by taking the following action; or take any other action related thereto: 

Delete Section 4.2 which currently reads: 

4.2 Accessory Apartments - An accessory apartment is authorized as an accessory use in a single 
family dwelling subject to the following conditions: 

4.2.1 Either the Principal Unit or the Apartment shall be occupied by the owner of the 
property. For the purpose of this section, the "owner" shall be one or more 
individuals who constitute a family who hold legal or beneficial title to the dwelling 
and for whom the dwelling is the primary residence for voting and tax purposes. 

4.2.2 The floor area of the accessory apartment shall not exceed 1,250 square feet. 

4.2.3 There shall not be more than two (2) bedrooms in an accessory apartment. 

4.2.4 Where the structure is not connected to the public water and sanitary sewer systems, 
the applicants shall obtain the appropriate permits from the Board of Health. 

4.2.5 The accessory apartment shall be designed so that the appearance of the structure 
remains that of a single family dwelling, subject further to the following conditions 
and requirements: 

a. All stairways to an apartment located above the ground floor shall be 
enclosed within the exterior walls of the dwelling, or not visible from the 
street. 

b. There shall not be more than one driveway or curb cut providing access to the 
dwelling units except for half circular or horseshoe driveways located in the 
front of the building. 

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4.2.7 A Special Permit from the Board of Appeals shall be required, subject to Section 
10.3.2 and Section 10.5 of the Wilmington Zoning By-laws. 

a. If enlargements or additions to the single family dwelling are proposed. 

4.2.8 No Apartment permitted under this section shall be constructed and occupied 
without building and occupancy permits issued by the Inspector of Buildings. 

4.2.9 A certificate of occupancy shall be issued to the owner only, and is not transferable. 
A new owner shall apply to the Inspector of Buildings for a new certificate of 
occupancy. 

4.2.10 Accessory Apartments including the Principal Dwelling shall be constructed so as to 
comply with the State Building Code as administered by the Inspector of Buildings of 
the Town of Wilmington. 

and replace with the following: 

4.2 Accessory Apartments - An Accessory Apartment is authorized as an accessory use in a 
single family dwelling subject to the following conditions: 

4.2.1 Either the Principal Unit or the Accessory Apartment shall be occupied by the owner 
of the property and restricted as such on the deed for the property. For the purpose 
of this section, the "owner" shall be one or more individuals who constitute a family 
who hold legal or beneficial title to the dwelling and for whom the dwelling is the 
primary residence for voting and tax purposes. 

4.2.2 The Accessory Apartment and the Principal Dwelling shall be constructed so as to 
comply with the State Building Code as administered by the Inspector of Buildings of 
the Town of Wilmington. 

4.2.3 The floor area of the Accessory Apartment shall not exceed 1,250 square feet. 

4.2.4 There shall not be more than two (2) bedrooms in an Accessory Apartment. 

4.2.5 The Accessory Apartment shall be designed so that the appearance of the structure 
remains that of a single family dwelling, subject further to the following conditions 
and requirements: 

a. All stairways to an Accessory Apartment located above the ground floor shall 
be enclosed within the exterior walls of the dwelling, or not visible from the 
street. 

b. There shall not be more than one driveway or curb cut providing access to the 
dwelling units except for half circular or horseshoe driveways located in the 
front of the building. 

4.2.6 A minimum of one (1) additional parking space shall be provided for the Accessory 
Apartment. 

4.2.7 No Accessory Apartment permitted under this Section 4.2 shall be constructed and 
occupied without building and occupancy permits issued by the Inspector of 
Buildings. 

4.2.8 A certificate of occupancy shall be issued to the owner only and is not transferable. A 
new owner shall apply to the Inspector of Buildings for a new certificate of 
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Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article based upon Planning Board 
recommendation. 

Planning Board recommend approval of this Article. 

Mr. MacDonald and Mrs. Sylvia Maio spoke against this Article. Mr. MacDonald put forth 
and Amendment: 

AMENDMENT: On motion of Mr. MacDonald, and seconded by Mr. Alexander Maio, the 
Town of Wilmington voted to defeat the following Amendment: to amend Section 4.2.1 by 
eliminating the language "shall be occupied by the owner of the property." (Motion Fails) 

MAIN MOTION: On motion of Mr. Sorrentino, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington 
by voice voted in the affirmative to Amend Section 4.2 entitled "Accessory Apartment" of the 
Wilmington Zoning By-law and associated Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington as set 
forth in the language printed in the Warrant. (Motion passes by two-thirds vote) 

Mr. MacDonald challenged the vote from the floor, but was alone in doing so. 

Mr. MacDonald requested Reconsideration of the Article. 

Motion was made from the floor and seconded to end debate. Passed Unanimously. 

RECONSIDERATION: On motion of Mr. MacDonald, seconded by Mrs. Sylvia Maio, the 
Town of Wilmington voted to defeat motion to reconsider. 

ARTICLE 27. (drawn #40) To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-law and associated 
Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington as follows; or take any other action related thereto. 

by rezoning from Residence 20 (R20) to General Business (GB) and thereby eliminating isolated 
zoning districts on the following parcels of land: 188 Main Street and 220 Main Street. Such parcels 
are listed on the Assessor's Records as Map 44, parts of Parcels 177A and 178D. 

Finance Committee and Planning Board recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Sorrentino, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY that the Town vote to amend the Zoning By-law and associated Zoning 
Map of the Town of Wilmington: 

by rezoning from Residence 20 (R20) to General Business (GB) and thereby eliminating 
isolated zoning districts on the following parcels of land: 188 Main Street and 220 Main 
Street, such parcels being listed on the Assessor's Records as Map 44, parts of Parcels 177A 
and 178D. 

ARTICLE 28. (drawn #38) To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-law and associated 
Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington as follows; or take any other action related thereto: 

by rezoning from Residence 60 (R60) to Residential 20 (R20) and thereby eliminating an isolated 
zoning district on the following parcels of land: 2 Factory Street. Such parcel is listed on the 
Assessor's Records as Map 27, part of Parcel 2. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article based upon Planning Board 
recommendation. 

Planning Board recommend approval of this Article. 



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MOTION: On motion of Mr. Sorrentino, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
by voice in the affirmative that the Town vote to amend the Zoning By-law and associated 
Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington: 

by rezoning from Residence 60 (R60) to Residential 20 (R20) and thereby eliminating an 
isolated zoning district on the following parcel of land: 2 Factory Street, such parcel being 
listed on the Assessor's Records as Map 27, part of Parcel 2. (Motion passes by two-thirds). 

ARTICLE 29. (drawn #37) To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-law and associated 
Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington as follows; or take any other action related thereto: 

by rezoning from Residence 60 (R60) to Residential 10 (RIO) the following parcels of land: 9, 5 and 7 
Bruning Road; 3, 5 and 7 Edgeworth Street; 6 and 8 Bruning Road. Such parcels are listed on the 
Assessor's Records as Map 11 Parcels 10, llC, IID, 12B, 12C, 12D, 12G and 12H. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article based upon Planning Board 
recommendation. 

Planning Board recommend approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Sorrentino, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington by voice 
voted in the affirmative that the Town vote to amend the Zoning By-law and associated 
Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington: 

by rezoning from Residence 60 (R60) to Residential 10 (RIO) the following parcels of land: 9, 
5 and 7 Bruning Road; 3, 5 and 7 Edgeworth Street; 6 and 8 Bruning Road, such parcels 
being listed on the Assessor's Records as Map 11 Parcels 10, llC, IID, 12B, 12C, 12D, 120 
and 12H. (Motion passes by two-thirds) 

ARTICLE 30. (drawn #32) To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-law and associated 
Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington as follows, or take any other action related thereto: 

by rezoning from Residence 60 (R60) to Residence 20 (R20) the following parcels of land: 22, 24, 26 
and 20 Dorchester Street; no number Edgeworth Street; 4 Second Avenue; 30, 31, 29, 27, 25 and 23 
Dorchester Street; no number Dorchester Street; 21 Dorchester Street; 37 Albany Street; 15, 17, 19 
and 11 Dorchester Street. Such parcels are listed on the Assessor's Records as Map 11 Parcels 7-A, 
7B, 7C, 7D, 13, 14, 15, 23, 25A, 25B, 25C, 25D, 26, 27, 37, 49, 50, 51 and 52. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article based upon Planning Board 
recommendation. 

Planning Board recommend approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Sorrentino, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY that the Town vote to amend the Zoning By-law and associated Zoning 
Map of the Town of Wilmington: 

by rezoning from Residence 60 (R60) to Residence 20 (R20) the following parcels of land: 22, 
24, 26 and 20 Dorchester Street; no number Edgeworth Street; 4 Second Avenue; 30, 31, 29, 
27, 25 and 23 Dorchester Street; no number Dorchester Street; 21 Dorchester Street; 37 
Albany Street; 15, 17, 19 and 11 Dorchester Street, such parcels being listed on the 
Assessor's Records as Map 11 Parcels 7-A, 7B, 7C, 7D, 13, 14, 15, 23, 25A, 25B, 25C, 25D, 26, 
27, 37, 49, 50, 51 and 52. 



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ARTICLE 31. (drawn #18) To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-law and associated 
Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington as follows; or take any other action related thereto: 

by rezoning from Residence 60 (R60) to Residence 10 (RIO) and thereby amending the delineation of 
the zoning boundary for the following parcels of land: 6 and 5 Hooker Drive; 8, 10 and 14 McDonald 
Road; 6 and 4 McGrane Road; 70 and 78 McDonald Road; 3 and 7 McGrane Road; 20 and 24 Cobalt 
Street; 17 McDonald; 3 Butterworth Street; 15 McDonald Road; 5 Regal Road; 14, 18 and 12 Cobalt 
Street; 1 1 and 7 McDonald Road. Such parcels are listed on the Assessor's Records as Map 84 
Parcels 31A, 35, 36, 36A, 41, 55B, 56C, 56D, 57B, 57C, 57D, 77, 78, 80, 80A, 81A, 81B, 82A, 82B, 83, 
84 and 85. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article based upon Planning Board 
recommendation as amended. 

Planning Board recommend approval of this Article subject to an amendment to delete parcels 31A 
and 35 from rezoning. 

Mr. Sorrentino spoke on the Article and stated this is again another housekeeping article; 
however parcels 31A and 35, (6 and 5 Hooker Drive) will be DELETED from Article 31. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Sorrentino, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY that the Town vote to amend the Zoning By-law and associated Zoning 
Map of the Town of Wilmington: 

by rezoning from Residence 60 (R60) to Residence 10 (RIO) and thereby amending the 
delineation of the zoning boundary for the following parcels of land: 8, 10 and 14 McDonald 
Road; 6 and 4 McGrane Road; 70 and 78 McDonald Road; 3 and 7 McGrane Road; 20 and 24 
Cobalt Street; 17 McDonald; 3 Butterworth Street; 15 McDonald Road; 5 Regal Road; 14, 18 
and 12 Cobalt Street; 11 and 7 McDonald Road, such parcels being listed on the Assessor's 
Records as Map 84 Parcels 36, 36A, 41, 55B, 56C, 56D, 57B, 57C, 57D, 77, 78, 80, 80A, 81A, 
81B, 82A, 82B, 83, 84 and 85. 

ARTICLE 32. (drawn #33) To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-law and associated 
Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington as follows; or take any other action related thereto: 

1. by rezoning from Residence 20 (R20) to Residence 10 (RIO) and thereby amending the 
delineation of the zoning boundary for the following parcels of land: 14, 16 and 18 Salem 
Street; 7 and 5 Oak Street; 22 Salem Street; 4 and 6 McDonald Road; 98, 100 and 102 Salem 
Street and 4 Cobalt Street. Such parcels are listed on the Assessor's Records as Map 84 
Parcels 1, 2, 3, part of 25, part of 26, 27, 34A, part of 34B, part of 88B, part of 88, 88A and 
part of 87; and 

2. by rezoning from Residence 60 (R60) to Residence 20 (R20) and thereby amending the 
delineation of the zoning boundary for the following parcels of land: 2 Royal Street; 4 Oak 
Street; 32, 34 and 42 Salem Street. Such parcels are listed on the Assessor's Records as Map 
84 Parcels part of 4, part of 22, part of 30, part of 30A, part of 33; and 

3. by rezoning from Residence 60 (R60) to Residence 10 (RIO) and thereby amending the 
delineation of the zoning boundary for the following parcels of land: 7 and 5 Oak Street; 6 
McDonald Road; 4 Cobalt Street; 100 and 98 Salem Street. Such parcels are hsted on the 
Assessor's Records as Map 84 Parcels part of 25, part of 26, part of 34B, part of 87, part of 88 
and part of 88B. 

Finance Committee and Planning Board recommended approval of this Article. 
Mr. MacDonald requested a 10 minute recess. 



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MOTION: On motion of Mr. MacDonald, and seconded by Mr. Maio, the Town of Wilmington 
voted to defeat the request for recess. (Motion fails) 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Sorrentino, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY that the Town vote to amend the Zoning By-law and associated Zoning 
Map of the Town of Wilmington: 

1. by rezoning from Residence 20 (R20) to Residence 10 (RIO) and thereby amending the 
delineation of the zoning boundary for the following parcels of land: 14, 16 and 18 Salem 
Street; 7 and 5 Oak Street; 22 Salem Street; 4 and 6 McDonald Road; 98, 100 and 102 
Salem Street and 4 Cobalt Street, such parcels being listed on the Assessor's Records as 
Map 84 Parcels 1,2,3, part of 25, part of 26, 27, 34A, part of 34B, part of 88B, part of 88, 
88A and part of 87; and 

2. by rezoning from Residence 60 (R60) to Residence 20 (R20) and thereby amending the 
delineation of the zoning boundary for the following parcels of land: 2 Royal Street; 4 
Oak Street; 32, 34 and 42 Salem Street, such parcels being listed on the Assessor's 
Records as Map 84 Parcels part of 4, part of 22, part of 30, part of 30A, part of 33; and 
further 

3. by rezoning from Residence 60 (R60) to Residence 10 (RIO) and thereby amending the 
delineation of the zoning boundary for the following parcels of land: 7 and 5 Oak Street; 
6 McDonald Road; 4 Cobalt Street; 100 and 98 Salem Street, such parcels are listed on 
the Assessor's Records as Map 84 Parcels part of 25, part of 26, part of 34B, part of 87, 
part of 88 and part of 88B. 

ARTICLE 33. (drawn #25) To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-law and associated 
Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington as follows; or take any other action related thereto: 

by rezoning from Residence 20 (R20) to Residence 10 (RIO) and thereby amending the delineation of 
the zoning boundary for the following parcels of land: 26, 30 and 32 Fay Street; 28 Dobson Street; 14 
Lee Street; 29 and 27 Fay Street; 20 Gorham Street; 11 and 9 Lee Street; 2 Broad Street; 6, 8, 7 and 
9 Coral Street; 4A and 4 Broad Street; unnumbered parcel on Doane Street; 4 and 6 Doane Street. 
Such parcels are listed on the Assessor's Records as Map 67, parts of Parcels 64, 66, 66A, 69, 71A, 
Parcel 71B, part of Parcel 71C, part of Parcel 75A, Parcel 76B, part of Parcel 77, Parcels 89A, 89B, 
89C, 90, 90A, 91A, 91B, 92, 93 and 94. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article based upon Planning Board 
recommendation as amended. 

Planning Board recommend approval of this Article subject to an amendment to delete parcel 75A 
from rezoning. 

Mr. Sorrentino spoke on the Article and stated that parcel 75A (20 Gorham Street) would be 
DELETED from Article 33. 

MOTION: Oil motion of Mr. Sorrentino, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY that the Town vote to amend the Zoning By-law and associated Zoning 
Map of the Town of Wilmington: 

by rezoning from Residence 20 (R20) to Residence 10 (RIO) and thereby amending the 
delineation of the zoning boundary for the following parcels of land: 26, 30 and 32 Fay 
Street; 28 Dobson Street; 14 Lee Street; 29 and 27 Fay Street; 11 and 9 Lee Street; 2 Broad 
Street; 6, 8, 7 and 9 Coral Street; 4A and 4 Broad Street; unnumbered parcel on Doane 
Street; 4 and 6 Doane Street, such parcels being listed on the Assessor's Records as Map 67, 
parts of Parcels 64, 66, 66A, 69, 71A, Parcel 71B, part of Parcel 71C, Parcel 76B, part of 
Parcel 77, Parcels 89A, 89B, 89C, 90, 90A, 91A, 91B, 92, 93 and 94. 



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ARTICLE 34. (drawn #41) To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-law and associated 
Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington as follows; or take any other action related thereto: 

1. by rezoning from Residence 60 (R60) to Residence 20 (R20) the following parcels of land: 4 
Andrew Street; 123 and 119 Aldrich Road. Such parcels are listed on the Assessor's Records 
as Map 9, part of Parcel 85, part of Parcel 87 and part of Parcel 89; and 

2. by rezoning from Residence 60 (R60) to Residence 10 (RIO) the following parcels of land: 6 
Buckingham Street; 12 Medford Street; 8 and 10 Buckingham Street; 9 Somerville Avenue; 
16 Buckingham Street; 12, 14, 9 and 7 Cambridge Avenue; 1, 3 and 5 Somerville Avenue; 6 
Cambridge Avenue; 17 and 11 Buckingham Street; 6 Somerville Avenue; 9 Buckingham 
Street; 7 and 3 Wakefield Street; 7, 5 and 3 Buckingham Street. Such parcels are listed on 
the Assessor's Records as Map 9 Parcels 58, 59, 59A, 61, 63A, 64A, 64B, 64C, 65A, 67C, 72A, 
72B, 72C, 72D, 72E, 73, 73A, 74, 74A, 75, 80, 81 and 86B. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article based upon Planning Board 
recommendation. 

Planning Board recommend approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Sorrentino, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY that the Town vote to amend the Zoning By-law and associated Zoning 
Map of the Town of Wilmington: 

1. by rezoning from Residence 60 (R60) to Residence 20 (R20) the following parcels of land: 
4 Andrew Street; 123 and 119 Aldrich Road, such parcels being listed on the Assessor's 
Records as Map 9, part of Parcel 85, part of Parcel 87 and part of Parcel 89; and further 

2. by rezoning from Residence 60 (R60) to Residence 10 (RIO) the following parcels of land: 
6 Buckingham Street; 12 Medford Street; 8 and 10 Buckingham Street; 9 Somerville 
Avenue; 16 Buckingham Street; 12, 14, 9 and 7 Cambridge Avenue; 1, 3 and 5 Somerville 
Avenue; 6 Cambridge Avenue; 17 and 11 Buckingham Street; 6 Somerville Avenue; 9 
Buckingham Street; 7 and 3 Wakefield Street; 7, 5 and 3 Buckingham Street, such 
parcels being listed on the Assessor's Records as Map 9 Parcels 58, 59, 59A, 61, 63A, 64A, 
64B, 64C, 65A, 67C, 72A, 72B, 72C, 72D, 72E, 73, 73A, 74, 74A, 75, 80, 81 and 86B. 

ARTICLE 35. (drawn #42) To see if the Town will vote to authorize transfer of the care, custody, 
management and control of certain parcels of land owned by the Town of Wilmington hereinafter 
described to the Selectmen of the Town of Wilmington, said land having been determined to be no 
longer needed for any municipal purpose, and for the express purpose of conveying the same, all in 
accordance with the General Laws Chapter 30B; and further that the Selectmen be and are hereby 
authorized to grant and convey such interest in the land as is owned by the Town of Wilmington and 
upon such terms and conditions as shall be determined by the Selectmen in accordance with Chapter 

3. Section 16 of the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised. Said parcels and 
interest are described as Map 69 Parcel 69; or take any other action related thereto. (Not declared 
surplus) 

Finance Committee recommended disapproval of this Article. 

Planning Board recommended approval of this Article if declared surplus to the needs of the town. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Caira, and duly seconded, Article 35 will be passed over and no 
action will be taken. 

ARTICLE 36. (drawn #43) To see if the Town will vote to relinquish the easement rights (1) granted 
by Conveyance of School Bus Turnaround, 15 Jan 1999, Plan #52, Book #199, and (2) held by the 
Town in two parcels of land identified as Parcel 30 on Assessor's Map 16, and Parcel 14M on 
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The use of said easement by the Town is unequivocally limited to school buses. With the completion 
of the paved connection between both ends of Marion Street in late 2006, school buses have not made 
use of the turnaround area since March 2007. 

Description 

An area, described as "School Bus Turnaround Easement" consisting of 3,972 square feet of land as 
shown on a plan entitled "Plan of Land in Wilmington, Massachusetts, 9 October 2002, Robert E. 
Anderson, Reg. Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors", containing a paved area used as a 
turnaround by school buses, and comprising an easement granted to the Town of Wilmington by 
Glen Berger, Manager, Ashley Developments, LLC, which grant of easement is dated 15 January 
1999 and is recorded with Middlesex North Registry of Deeds at Book 10011, Page 29, and which 
easement is further described as: 

The perpetual rights and easements to construct, inspect, repair, remove, replace, operate and 
forever maintain (1) a school bus turnaround easement for the purpose of allowing school buses to 
drive over and use as an area to turn around, (2) and to do all other acts incidental to the foregoing 
including the right to pass along and over the land for the aforesaid purposes, all as shown on Lot 7 
on a plan of land entitled: Marion Estates IV, dated October 25, 1996, revised July 28, 1997 and 
June 26, 1998, scale 1" = 60', owner: Barbara Delaney, Parcel 14, Velma Emery, Parcel 13, engineer: 
K. J. Miller Co., Inc., recorded in Middlesex North Registry of Deeds, Book 199, Plan 52. Said school 
bus turnaround is shown on said plan on Lot 7 in the Southwesterly section of the Lot and contains 
3,972 square feet; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article based upon Planning Board 
recommendation. 

Planning Board recommend approval of this Article if declared surplus to the needs of the town. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. DerBoghosian, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington 
voted UNANIMOUSLY to approve Article 36 as set forth in the language printed in the 
Warrant. 

ARTICLE 37. (drawn #28) To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter 
into an agreement, the terms of which shall be determined by the Selectmen, to sell, convey or 
otherwise dispose of any land within the parcel depicted by Assessors' Map 6 as Map 6 Parcel 20 in 
which the Town might claim a right, title or interest to, following a determination made by the Town 
Manager that such land is not needed for any municipal purpose, in accordance with Chapter 3, 
Section 16 of the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised and other applicable 
law; or take any other action related thereto. A true copy of Map 6 is on file with the Town Clerk's 
office. 

Finance Committee and Planning Board made no recommendation based upon petitioner's intention 
to withdraw. 

Article 37 passed over and no action taken as the petitioner withdrew the Article. 

ARTICLE 38. (drawn #29) To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter 
into an agreement, the terms of which shall be determined by the Selectmen, to sell, convey or 
otherwise dispose of any land within the parcel depicted by Assessors' Map 6 as Map 6 Parcels 139, 
140, 141, 142, 143 and 144 in which the Town might claim a right, title or interest to, following a 
determination made by the Town Manager that such land is "not needed for any municipal purpose, 
in accordance with Chapter 3, Section 16 of the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Wilmington Revised and other applicable law, or take any other action related thereto. A true copy 
of Map 6 is on file with the Town Clerk's office. 

Finance Committee recommended disapproval of this Article based upon Planning Board 
recommendation. 



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Planning Board recommended disapproval of this Article. The Planning Board suggests these 
parcels are not surplus to the needs of the Town for use as open space or potential development of 
affordable housing in the future. 

Motion was made and seconded to pass over Article 38 as it was not declared surplus to the 
Town's needs. 

ARTICLE 39. (drawn #27) To see if the Town will vote to accept the following section of 
Massachusetts General Law: 

Chapter 48: Section 571. Officers of professional organization; leave without loss of pay or benefits 

Section 571. In any city, town or district which accepts the provisions of this section, elected officers 
of the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts, AFL-CIO-CLC, shall be granted leave, without loss 
of pay or benefits and without being required to make up lost time, if on duty, by the municipal 
employer for regularly scheduled work hours spent in the performance of their elected 
responsibilities in such organization; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended disapproval of this Article. 

MOTION: Mr. John Brown moved the adoption of Article 39 which was duly seconded and 
the Town of Wilmington voted to defeat the adoption. (Motion Fails) 

ARTICLE 40. (drawn #26) To see if the voters at the 2010 Annual Town Meeting, pursuant to the 
Freedom of Information Act, will vote to require the Town Manager to post in the foyer of the town 
hall the name or names of any employees, consultants or subcontractors, who are receiving a pension 
from the Town of Wilmington in addition to their salary from the Town of Wilmington. This notice 
shall be in bold red lettering to allow the taxpayers of the Town of Wilmington to determine if they 
are being gouged out of their tax dollars; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended disapproval of this Article. 

Mr. MacDonald was advised his Article was not in order with regard to the Freedom of 
Information Act. Moderator asked if Mr. MacDonald's motion could be amended without 
Freedom of Information Act and Mr. MacDonald agreed. 

MOTION: Mr. MacDonald moved adoption of Article 40 and was duly seconded, the Town of 
Wilmington voted to defeat the adoption. (Motion Fails) 

ARTICLE 41. (drawn #35) To see if the voters at the 2010 Annual Town Meeting will vote to allow 
food donations, in lieu of library fines, to go to the Wilmington Food Pantry all year round; or take 
any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended disapproval of this Article. 

Ms. Tina Stewart, Director of Library spoke in opposition. 

Mr. Caira read a letter from Robert DiPalma, Director of the Food Pantry, who stated the 
Food Pantry was a community based volunteer project. (Copy of letter appended to official 
minutes) 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. MacDonald, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY to defeat Article 41. 

ARTICLE 42. (drawn #34) To see if the voters at the 2010 Annual Town Meeting will vote to 
eliminate the position of Water Superintendent and have those duties transferred to the Department 
of Public Works Superintendent; or take any other action related thereto. 



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Finance Committee recommended disapproval of this Article. 



MOTION: Mr. MacDonald moved adoption of Article 42 and duly seconded, the Town of 
Wilmington voted UNANIMOUSLY to defeat the adoption. 

ARTICLE 43. (drawn #36) To see if the voters at the 2010 Annual Town Meeting will vote to 
conduct an investigation. The investigation is for the purpose of determining if the half million 
dollar comprehensive water study was a fraudulent study, to see if the company that conducted the 
study was in conflict of interest being a subcontractor for the MWRA and the Town of Wilmington, to 
see if the study was manipulated to get the Town of Wilmington to participate in paying the nearly 
six billion dollars in MWRA debt and to see why wells were not drilled nor tested and to see why the 
state regulation 313 CMR 3.00 was not complied with; or take any other action related thereto. 



Finance Committee recommended disapproval of this Article. 



MOTION: Mr. MacDonald moved adoption of Article 43 and was duly seconded, the Town of 
Wilmington voted to defeat the adoption. 

The meeting adjourned at 5:40 p.m. with a total of 293 voters and 25 non-voters attending the 
Annual Town Meeting of May 1, 2010. 

STATE PRIMARY = SEPTEMBER 14, 2010 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 



TO: THE CONSTABLE OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON 



GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth, you are hereby required to notify and warn the 
inhabitants of said town who are qualified to vote in Elections at the Boutwell School - Precincts 1 
and 2; Wildwood School - Precincts 3 and 4; and Town Hall - 121 Glen Road Precincts 5 and 6 on 
Tuesday, the fourteenth day of September, 2010 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the following 
purpose: 

To cast their votes in the State Primary for the candidates of the political parties for the following 
officers: 



Governor 
Lt. Governor 
Attorney General 
Secretary of State 
Treasurer 
Auditor 

Representative in Congress 
Councilor 

Senator in General Court 
Representative in General Court 
Representative in General Court 
District Attorney 
Sheriff 



DEMOCRATIC PARTY 



For the Commonwealth 
For the Commonwealth 
For the Commonwealth 
For the Commonwealth 
For the Commonwealth 
For the Commonwealth 
Sixth Congressional District 
For the Commonwealth 

Essex & Middlesex District 
Nineteenth Middlesex District 
Twenty-First Middlesex District 
Middlesex County 
Middlesex County 



Governor 

Deval Patrick 647 

Write in 50 

Blanks 439 

Total 1,136 



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Lieutenant Governor 

Timothy P. Murray 725 

Write-in 14 

Blanks 397 

Total 1,136 

Attorney General 

Martha Coakley 811 

Write in 14 

Blanks 311 

Total 1,136 

Secretary of State 

William F. Galvin 836 

Write in 5 

Blanks 295 

Total 1,136 

Treasurer 

Steven Grossman 517 

Stephen J. Murphy 426 

Blanks 193 

Total 1,136 

Auditor 

Suzanne Bump 415 

Guy W. Glodis 320 

Mike Lake 201 

Blanks 200 

Total 1,136 

Representative in Congress 

John R. Tierney 810 

Write in 10 

Blanks 316 

Total 1,136 

Councillor 

Mary-Ellen Manning 600 

JasonA. Panos 206 

Write in 2 

Blanks 328 

Total 1,136 

Senator in General Court 

Write in 152 

Blanks 984 

Total 1,136 

Representative in General Court (19^'') 

James R. Miceli 849 

Write in 5 

Blanks 151 

Total 1,005 



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Representative in General Court 

Charles Murphy 98 

Blanks 33 

Total 131 

District Attorney 

Gerard T. Leone, Jr. 768 

Write in 6 

Blanks 362 

Total 1,136 

Sheriff 

James V. DiPaola 767 

Write in 6 

Blanks 363 

Total 1,136 

REPUBLICAN PARTY 
Governor 

Charles Baker 921 

Write in 17 

Blanks 52 

Total 990 

Lieutenant Governor 

Richard Tisei 834 

James P. McKenna (write in) 

Keith Davis (write in) 

Write in 19 

Blanks 137 

Total 990 

Attornev General 

Guy A. Carbone (write in) 67 

James P. McKenna (write in) 84 

Write in 84 

Blanks 755 

Total 990 

Secretary of State 

William C. Campbell 745 

Write in 1 

Blanks 244 

Total 990 

Treasurer 

Karyn E. Polito 737 

Write in > 5 

Blanks 248 

Total 990 



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Auditor 

Mary Z. Connaugton 697 

Kamal Jain 172 

Write in 2 

Blanks 119 

Total 990 

Representative in Congress 

Bill Hudak 676 

Robert McCarthy 215 

Write in 2 

Blanks 97 

Total 990 

Councillor 

Write in 49 

Blanks 941 

Total 990 

Senator in General Court 

Bruce E. Tarr 782 

Write in 4 

Blanks 204 

Total 990 

Representative in General Court (19^'') 

Mario S. Marchese 606 

Write in 7 

Blanks 213 

Total 826 

Representative in General Court (2P0 

Write in 7 

Blanks 157 

Total 164 

District Attorney 

Write in 67 

Blanks 923 

Total 990 

Libertarian Party 

Timothy Cahill (write in) 

Write in 2 

Blanks 1 

Total 3 

The Libertarian Party had no other nominations and a total of 3 ballots were cast. 

Ballots Cast: 

Democrat Party 1,136 

Republican Party 990 

Libertarian Party 3 

Total 2,129 

All polling places were opened at 7:00 a.m. and closed at 8:00 p.m. A total of 2,129 registered voters 
cast ballots on September 14, 2010, which represents approximately 15% of 15,404 registered voters. 



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STATE ELECTION - NOVEMBER 2, 2010 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 



TO: THE CONSTABLE OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON 

GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth, you are hereby required to notify and warn the 
inhabitants of said town who are qualified to vote in Elections at the Boutwell School - Precincts 1 
and 2; Wildwood School - Precincts 3 and 4; and Town Hall - 121 Glen Road Precincts 5 and 6 on 
Tuesday, the second day of November, 2010 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the following purpose: 

To cast their votes in the State Election for the candidates of the political parties for the following 
officers: 



Governor 
Lt. Governor 
Attorney General 
Secretary of State 
Treasurer 
Auditor 

Representative in Congress 
Councilor 

Senator in General Court 
Representative in General Court 
Representative in General Court 
District Attorney 
Sheriff 



For the Commonwealth 
For the Commonwealth 
For the Commonwealth 
For the Commonwealth 
For the Commonwealth 
For the Commonwealth 
Sixth Congressional District 
For the Commonwealth 

Essex & Middlesex District 
Nineteenth Middlesex District 
Twenty-First Middlesex District 
Northern District 
Middlesex County 



Governor and Lieutenant Governor 



Patrick and Murray 3,154 

Baker and Tisei 5,085 

Cahill and Loscocco 865 

Stein and Purcell 101 

Write-in 9 

Blanks 97 

Total 9,311 

Attorney General 

Martha Coakley 5,189 

James P. McKenna 3,934 

Write-in 7 

Blanks 181 

Total 9,311 

Secretary of State 

William Francis Galvin 5,042 

William C. Campbell 3,679 

James D. Henderson 187 

Write-in ■ 6 

Blanks 397 

Total 9,311 



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Treasurer 

Steven Grossman 3,879 

Karyn E. Polito 4,957 

Write-in 5 

Blanks 468 

Total 9,311 

Auditor 

Suzanne M. Bump 3,361 

Mary Z. Connaughton 4,754 

Nathanael A. Furtune 327 

Write-in 7 

Blanks 860 

Total 9,311 

Representative in Congress 

John F. Tierney 4,673 

Bill Hudak 4,227 

Write-in 14 

Blanks 395 

Total 9,311 

Councillor 

Mary-Ellen Manning 5,767 

Write-in 137 

Blanks 3.405 

Total 9,311 

Senator in General Court 

Bruce Tarr 6,832 

Write-in 75 

Blanks 2.402 

Total 9,311 

Representative in General Court (19^**) 

James R. Miceli 4,821 

Mario Marchese 2,623 

Write-in 12 

Blanks 219 

Total 7,675 

Representative in General Court (2P0 

Charles A. Murphy 1,038 

Write-in 25 

Blanks 573 

Total 1,636 

District Attorney 

Gerald T. Leone, Jr. 6,049 

Write-in 117 

Blanks 3.145 

Total 9,311 



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Sheriff 

James V. DiPaola 5,327 

Michael Tranchita 2,398 

Write-in 18 

Blanks 1.568 

Total 9,311 

Question One - Remove Sales Tax on Alcoholic Beverages 

Yes 5,799 

No 3,232 

Blanks 280 

Total 9,311 

Question Two - Repeal Chapter 40B Affordable Housing Statute 

Yes 4,616 

No 4,109 

Blanks 586 

Total 9,311 

Question Three - Reduce Sales Tax from 6.25% to 3% 

Yes 4,824 

No 4,277 

Blanks 210 

Total 9,311 



All polling places were opened at 7:00 a.m. and closed at 8:00 p.m. A total of 9,311 registered 
voters cast ballots on November 2, 2010, which represents approximately 60% of 15,378 registered 
voters. 




Outgoing MMA President Beverly Mayor William Scanlon, incoming MMA President 
Natick Selectman Joshua Ostroff, Beverly Dalton, Wendy Martiniello, Town Manager 
Michael Caira and MMA Executive Director Geojf Beckwith receive the Town's seventh 
consecutive state-wide Annual Report Contest award. 



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Directory of Officials = January 1, 2011 



Board of Selectmen 



Louis Cimaglia, IV, Chairman 
Raymond N. Lepore 
Michael V. McCoy 
Michael L. Champoux 
Michael J. Newhouse 



2013 
2011 
2011 
2012 
2013 



Town Manager 



Michael A. Caira 



Moderator 



James C. Stewart 



2012 



School Committee 



Margaret A. Kane, Chairman 
Leslee A. Quick, Vice Chairman 
Robert L. Hayes, Secretary 
Steven J. Higgins 
Mario S. Marchese 
A. Quincy Vale 
Kathleen M. Carroll 



2013 
2011 
2013 
2011 
2012 
2012 
2013 



Superintendent of Schools Joanne M. Benton 



Finance Committee 



John F. Doherty, III, Chairman 
William J. Wallace, Vice Chairman 
Victoria L. Ellsworth, Secretary 
Theresa M. Manganelli 
Robert P. Palmer 
Richard K. Hayden 
Bernard P. Nally, Jr. 
Patrick T. Hughes 
Jordan H. Weiner 



2011 
2012 
2013 
2011 
2011 
2012 
2012 
2013 
2013 




Administrative Assistant Beverly Dalton (I) and 
Selectman Michael Champoux accept the e-Government 

Award with Distinction from Pamela Wilmot, 
Executive Director, Common Cause of Massachusetts. 



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Boards, Committees & Commissions - January 1, 2011 



Term 
Expires 



Appeals, Board of 

Charles E. Boyle, Chairman 2011 

Robert H. Spencer 2012 

Daniel J. Veerman 2013 

Anthony J. Barletta, Jr. 2014 

Edward P. Loud 2015 



Assessors, Board of 

Humphrey J. Moynihan, Principal Assessor 
Anthony E. Krzeminski 
Roger J. Lessard 

By-Law Study Committee 

Robert H. Spencer, Chairman 

James F. Banda 

Scott C. Garrant 

Walter J. Kaminski 

Joan D. Searfoss 

Selectman Liaison 

Sharon A. George, Ex-Officio 

Cable TV Advisory Task Force 

Jeffrey M. Hull, Chairman 
Sandra S. Curtin 
Neil EUis 



Carter Lecture Fund Committee 

H. Ehzabeth White, Chairperson 2013 

Ann H. Berghaus, Rec. Sec. 2012 

Adele C. Passmore, Publicity 2013 

Andrea B. Houser, Corr. Sec. 2011 

Margaret A. St. Onge 2012 



Term 
Expires 



Conservation Commission 

Donald J. Pearson, Chairman 2013 

Frank J. Ingram, Vice Chairman 2013 

JulieA. Flynn 2011 

Thomas Siracusa 2011 

Charles R. Fiore 2012 

Vincent Licciardi 2012 

Vacancy 2013 

Disabilities, Commission on 

Phyllis P. Genetti, Chairman 2011 

FrankA. Botte 2013 

Joseph P. Franceschi, Jr. 2013 
Selectman Liaison 

Elderly Services Commission 

John J. King, Chairman 2013 

Carol Hulburt, Vice Chairman 2011 

Mary D'Eon 2012 

Albert J. LaValle 2012 

Francis Sferrazza 2013 

Mary Smith 2013 

Vacancy 2011 



Emergency Management Committee 

Michael A. Caira 
Jeffrey M. Hull 
Michael R. Begonis 
Edward G. Bradbury, Jr. 
George W. Hooper, II 
Michael Morris 
Shelly M. Newhouse 
Donald N. Onusseit 
John T. Spaulding 
Michael J. Woods 



Cemetery Commission 

Cynthia A. McCue, Chairman 2013 

Stephen P. Berghaus 20 1 1 

Judith A. Simmons 2012 



Health, Board of 

Elizabeth E. Sabounjian, Chairman 2011 

James A. Ficociello, V. Chairman 2013 

Jane A. Williams- Vale 2012 

Historical Commission 

Carolyn R. Harris, Chairman 2011 

Gerald R. Duggan 2011 

Julie O'Brien Fennell 2011 

Kathleen Black-Reynolds 2012 

WiUiam J. Campbell 2012 

Stephen Lawrenson 2013 

Bonny A. Smith 2013 



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BoardSj Committees & Commissions - Jaoiiary 1, 2011 



Term 
Expires 

Housing Authority 

Robert C. DiPasquale, Chairman 2013 
JohnP. Goggin 2011 
Stacie A. Murphy 2012 
Leona C. Bombard 2013 
Vacancy (State Appointee) 



Term 
Expires 



Permanent Building Committee 

George W. Hooper, II, Chairman 2011 

John C. HoUoway 2011 

Joseph A. Langone 2012 

Paul J. Melaragni 2012 

Joseph J. Parrella, Jr. 2013 



Housing Partnership 

JohnP. Goggin 2011 
Cynthia A. McCue 2011 
Raymond N. Lepore, Sel. Liason 



Library Trustees 

Donald J. Pearson, Chairman 2013 
Eileen L. MacDougall, Vice Chairman 2011 

James M. Lemay 2011 

Karen E. Campbell 2012 

Joan S. Grady 2012 

Susanne L. Clarkin 2013 
James Banda, Trustee Emeritus 
Anne Buzzell, Trustee Emeritus 



Planning Board 

Michael A. Sorrentino, Chairman 
Ann L. Yurek, Clerk 
Brian T. Corrigan 
James F. Banda, Jr. 
Randi R. Holland 

Recreation Commission 

C. Michael Burns, Chairman 

Sheila Burke, Vice Chairman 

Laurie Robarge 

Charles Biondo 

Mark Kennedy 



2012 
2014 
2011 
2013 
2015 



2011 
2012 
2012 
2013 
2013 



Master Plan Committee 

Randi R. Holland, Chairman 

Michael A. Sorrentino, Vice Chairman 

Stephen J. Costa 

Rosemary K. Cross 

Robert C. DiPasquale 

Raymond G. Forest 

William F. C. Gately 

Carolyn R. Harris 

Arthur Hayden, Sr. 

Steven J. Higgins 

Jeffrey M. Hull 

Sidney R. Kaizer 

Vincent Licciardi 

Kenneth J. Lifton 

Debra L. Russo 

Karl I. Sagal 

Beverly A. Shea 

Martha K. Stevenson 

Daniel E. Woodbury 

Ann L. Yurek 

Selectmen Liaison 



Redevelopment Authority 
Sidney R. Kaizer 



Regional Vocational Technical 
School Committee 

Robert G. Peterson 
James M. Gillis 



Registrars, Board of 

Edward L. Sousa, Chairman 
Alice M. Hooper 
Priscilla R. Ward 
Sharon A. George, Clerk 



Scholarship Fund Committee 

Joanne M. Benton, Chairman 
Susanne L. Clarkin 
Carol A. King 
Judith L. O'Connell 
Robert G. Peterson 



2012 



2013 
2012 



2011 
2012 
2013 



2011 
2011 
2011 
2011 
2011 



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Boards, Committees & Commissions - January 1, 2011 



Term 
Expires 



Trustees of Trust Funds 

Michael Morris, Chairman 2012 

Michelle L. Gomes 2012 

Pamela L. MacKenzie 2012 

Water and Sewer Commissioners 

Joseph J. Balliro, Jr., Chairman 2013 

George R. Allan 2011 

Matthew J. Kane 2012 



Term 
Expires 



Wilmington Arts Council 

Jane M. Crane, Chairman 2011 

H. Elizabeth White 2011 

Barbara Forrestall 2011 

Jean A. Chang 2012 

Marguerite Elia 2012 

Linda Molloy 2012 



Wilmington Election Officers - Term Expires Annually 



Precinct 1 

Mary D'Eon, Warden 
Priscilla R. Ward, Deputy Warden 
Mary Schultz, Deputy Clerk 
Clarice J. Ross, Inspector 
Wendy Diecidue, Alternate 
Kim Mytych, Alternate 

Precinct 3 

Patricia McKenna, Warden 
Shirley Brush, Inspector 
Loretta R. Caira, Inspector 
Carol King, Inspector 
Janice Quandt, Inspector 
Ruth Holbrook, Alternate 
Taryn Martiniello, Alternate 
Michele Nortonen, Alternate 
Susan Delaney, Alternate 
Alma D'Antonio, Alternate 

Precinct 5 

Nita Beals, Warden 
Maureen Fiorenza, Deputy Warden 
Barbara Forrestall, Inspector 
Jeanne Grant, Inspector 
Cynthia McCue, Inspector 
Beverly Dalton, Alternate 
Jane Crane, Alternate 
Kathleen Scanlon, Alternate 



Precinct 2 

Alfred Antinarelli, Warden 
Jeanne Buck, Deputy Warden 
Elizabeth Roberts, Deputy Clerk 
Helen Brady, Inspector 
Andrea Houser, Inspector 
Robert J. Sweet, Inspector 
Susan McNamara, Alternate 
Joyce Murray, Alternate 
Gayle Regan, Alternate 
Audrey E. Riddle, Alternate 

Precinct 4 

Sarah H. Cosman, Warden 
Joan Searfoss, Deputy Warden 
Marilyn West, Deputy Clerk 
Gail Gass, Inspector 
Phyllis Hailey, Inspector 
Joanna E. Clayton, Alternate 
Julia Doten, Alternate 
Lorraine A. Hermann, Alternate 
Mary Lunetta, Alternate 
Deborah Steen, Alternate 

Precinct 6 

Donald Armstrong, Warden 
Jean C. Lefavour, Inspector 
Mary F. Kiesinger, Inspector 
Jean Mazzocca, Inspector 
Lillian Gigliotti, Alternate 
Laurie Mathews, Alternate 
Joann Roberto, Alternate 
Mairy Ann Steen, Alternate 
Margaret White, Alternate 



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Officers and Departmeot Heads - January 1, 2011 



Accountant 


Michael Morris 


694-2029 


Administrative Assistant 


Beverly J. Dalton 


658-3311 


Animal Control/Inspector 


Ellen G. Davis Sawyer 


658-7845 


Assistant Town Manager 


Jeffrey M. Hull 


658-3311 


Assessor, Principal 


Humphrey J. Moynihan 


658-3675 


Community Development Program Director 


Carole S. Hamilton 


658-9843 


Constable 


Charles E. Rooney, Jr. 


658-6140 


Elderly Services Director 


Theresa Marciello 


657-7595 


Emergency Management Director 


Edmund J. Corcoran 


658-3346 


Engineering Director 


Anthony Pronski 


658-4499 


Fire Chief 


Edward G. Bradbury 


658-3346 


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658-8531 


Inspector of Buildings 


John T. Spaulding 


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Librarian 


Christina A. Stewart 


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Mass. Bay Transportation 


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Authority Advisory Board 






Mass. Water Resource Authority 


Michael J. Woods 


658-4711 


Advisory Board 






Metropolitan Area Planning Council 


Carole S. Hamilton 


658-8238 


Middlesex Canal Commission 


Betty M. Bigwood 


657-7870 




Michael J. Mclnnis 




Museum Curator 


Theresa McDermott 


658-5475 


Planning/Conservation Director 


Carole S. Hamilton 


658-8238 


Plumbing and Gas Inspector 


Paul Raffi 


658-4531 


Police Chief 


Michael R. Begonis 


658-5071 


Public Buildings Superintendent 


George W. Hooper, II 


658-3017 


Public Health Director 


Shelly M. Newhouse 


658-4298 


Public Health Nurse 


Judy Baggs, R.N. 


694-2041 


Public Works Superintendent 


Donald N. Onusseit 


658-4481 


Reading Municipal Light Dept. 


George W. Hooper, II 


658-3017 


Advisory Board 


Thomas A. Olhla 


658-4858 


Recreation Director 


Deborah E. Cipriani 


658-4270 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 


Charles H. Carroll 


(617) 727-3480x 21131 


Town Clerk 


Sharon A. George 


658-2030 


Town Counsel 


John C. Foskett 


(617) 951-2300 


Town Manager 


Michael A. Caira 


658-3311 


Treasurer/Collector 


Pamela L. MacKenzie 


658-3531 


Veterans' Agent/Grave Officer 


Louis Cimaglia, IV 


694-2040 


Water & Sewer Superintendent 


Michael J. Woods 


658-4711 


Wiring Inspector 


Frederick Sutter 


658-4531 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON MUNICIPAL SERVICES GUIDE 



GENERAL ADMINISTRATION 

Board of Selectmen (Meeting dates - 2"<^ & 4'** Monday evening 7:00 p.m.) 

The Board of Selectmen is recognized by the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as 
the Town's chief elected officials. The Board is responsible for appointing the Town Manager, the Board 
of Appeals, the Town Counsel and the Town Accountant. The Selectmen are also responsible for issuing 
numerous licenses including alcohol licenses, common victualer licenses and licenses to operate 
automobile dealerships. The Selectmen serve on a part-time basis. 

Phone 978- 658-3311 

Louis Cimaglia, IV, Chairman 
Michael L. Champoux 
Raymond N. Lepore 
Michael V. McCoy 
Michael J. Newhouse 

Town Manager - Michael A. Caira - 978 - 658-3311 

The Town Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Town. He supervises and directs the 
administration of all departments, boards and commissions except for the Board of Selectmen, Town 
Moderator, Finance Committee, Schools, Board of Appeals, Election Officers and Registrars of Voters. 
His duties include the appointment and removal, if necessary, of staff and members of certain boards 
and commissions; attendance at all regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Selectmen to advise 
and recommend specific courses of action regarding issues affecting the Town; representing the Town in 
all litigation to which the Town is a party; acting as the Chief Fiscal Officer of the Town; preparation 
and administration of a comprehensive annual budget and directing the procurement of all goods and 
services on behalf of the Town. 

Assistant Town Manager - Jeffrev M. Hull - 978 - 658-3311 

The Assistant Town Manager serves as the town's risk manager responsible for arranging the purchase 
of all lines of municipal insurance, chairing the town Safety Committee meetings, arranging for loss 
control training and working with insurance carriers to respond to claims against the town; serves in a 
human resources role informing employees about the various benefits available to them and establishing 
practices to comply with state and federal employment regulations; serves as a resource for departments 
seeking guidance on compliance with state procurement regulations; serves as the town's "point person" 
on cable licensing and assists the Town Manager with municipal administration including annual 
budget preparation, collective bargaining with unions and responding to questions or requests for 
assistance from residents. 

Town Clerk - Sharon A. George - 978 - 658-2030 

State law assigns duties to the Town Clerk in three major areas, the keeping of records and documents, 
the issuance of licenses and the administration of elections. In terms of the Town records the Clerk 
records proceedings of all town meetings and elections. The Town Clerk is Registrar of all vital statistics 
and Filing Officer for birth and death certificates, zoning decisions, etc. The Clerk's office also issues 
marriage licenses, fish and game licenses, dog licenses, etc. The Clerk is the Chief Election Official for 
all elections and serves as clerk of the Board of Registrars. 




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FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION 



Town Accountant - Michael Morris - 978 - 658-2029 

The Accounting Department reviews all requests for payment which involve Town funds. The 
department prepares warrants on a weekly basis for payment of all bills owed by the Town. The 
Accountant maintains the complete official financial records of the Town and prepares other financial 
records and reports as needed. The office provides information for the annual audit and bond ratings. 
Additionally, this office participates in the preparation of the annual budget. The Accounting 
Department is also responsible for the management of the Town's Information Systems, including 
financial systems, electronic mail and the Town's website. 

Principal Assessor - Humphrev J. "Skip" Movnihan - 978 - 658-3675 

The main responsibility of the Board of Assessors is to levy the property taxes necessary to meet 
appropriations and to insure that taxes are allocated equitably on the basis of the property owned by 
each taxpayer. The assessors are required to compute the tax rate and assess all real and personal 
property within the Town at fair-market value i.e. close to the true market value, except for property 
qualifying for preferential assessments such as forest, agricultural or recreation land. Tax rates depend 
on three factors: (1) the valuation of taxable property, (2) the tax levy or amount to be raised from 
property taxation and (3) property classification. 

Treasurer/Collector - Pamela L. MacKenzie - 978-658-3531 

The Treasurer/Collector is responsible for the billing and collection of monies due the Town including 
property and motor vehicle excise taxes and charges for water, sewer and ambulance services. This 
department is responsible for preparing the weekly payroll. The Treasurer/Collector monitors the 
Town's cash flow and arranges for short-term and long-term borrowing. The department serves as 
custodian of all Town funds. All municipal bank accounts are controlled by this office. The tax title and 
foreclosure proceedings for non-payment of taxes are handled by the Treasurer/Collector. 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

Planning/Conservation Director - Carole S. Hamilton - 978 - 658-8238 

The major responsibilities of the Planning Department are to: undertake studies of land use, economic 
development, housing, transportation and other matters related to community development; compile and 
maintain maps, statistics and records related to land use and development; review individual proposals 
for development and for compliance with the subdivision regulations and zoning by-law; and prepare 
applications and administer grants related to planning and development. 

The primary function of the Conservation Department is the administration and enforcement of the 
Wetlands Protection Act Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 131, Section 40. The Act is intended to 
protect seven public interest issues related to wetlands: flood control, storm damage prevention, 
protection of public and private water supply, protection of ground water supply, prevention of pollution, 
protection of fisheries and protection of land containing shellfish. Some of the department's 
responsibilities include reviewing and inspecting development projects to insure their compliance with 
the Town and State wetlands statutes. In addition, the department manages several pieces of property 
throughout Town which have been placed into the Town's custody as conservation land. 

Building Inspector - John T. Spaulding - 978 - 658-4531 

The Building Inspector interprets and enforces the Town's Zoning By-Law, the State Uniform Building 
Code and certain other State codes. This department provides assistance to the Zoning Board of 
Appeals, architects, engineers, contractors and individual property owners in preparing zoning cases, 
plans and permit applications. The Building Inspector is responsible for plumbing, gas fitting and 
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r 

Director of Public Health - Shelly M. Newhouse - 978 - 658-4298 

The department provides two primary types of service. Inspectional services include restaurant, retail 
food stores, cafeterias in industrial buildings and schools, all mobile food trucks, ice cream trucks and 
caterers. In addition, the department conducts percolation tests for the location of septic systems, septic 
system inspections, nuisance inspections and responds to citizens complaints regarding dumping, air 
pollution and noise pollution and hazardous waste spills. The department provides public nursing 
services. This includes an annual rabies clinic for dogs and immunization for influenza, pneumonia, 
polio and various other diseases. The Town Nurse provides blood pressure and cholesterol screenings to 
Town residents. In addition, the nurse provides home health care visits to elderly residents of the Town. 

PUBLIC SAFETY 

Fire Chief - Edward G. Bradburv - 978 - 658-3346 - Emergencv Number - 9-1-1 

The Wilmington Fire Department is responsible for providing fire protection and emergency medical 
services to the Town of Wilmington. Statutory and Regulatory Laws and regulations are enforced 
through the Fire prevention Office. 

Inspections of fire alarm systems, smoke detectors, sprinkler systems, flammable and combustible 
liquids and explosives. Propane tank installations, oil burner installations and hazardous materials 
conducted by fire prevention and shift personnel. 

Police Chief - Michael R. Begonis - 978 - 658-5071 - Emergencv Number - 9-1-1 

The principle responsibility of the Wilmington Police Department is the protection of people and 
property through enforcement of criminal laws and traffic regulations. The department also enforces 
certain local by-laws and provides public education such as the DARE program. Animal Control services 
are provided through this department. 

Dispatch Supervisor - April E. Kingston - 978 - 658-5071 -- Emergencv Number - 9-1-1 

The Public Safety Dispatch Department is responsible for providing emergency communications for the 
Wilmington Police and Fire Departments. The department answers all E-9-1-1 lines, dispatches police, 
fire and EMS as needed and handles all incoming business calls for personnel of both departments. The 
department also assists other town departments in handling their after hours emergency calls such as 
water main breaks, animal control calls, notification to the DPW of road conditions and other public 
service needs. 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 

Superintendent - Donald N. Onusseit - 978 - 658-4481 or 978 - 658-4484 

The Public Works Department is responsible for highways, trees, parks, cemeteries, water, sewers, 
refuse and recycling. The Highway Division is responsible for the care and maintenance of the roads, 
sidewalks, parking areas and traffic Hghts. The Engineering Division assists town departments, boards 
and commissions with engineering related projects, such as drainage problems, review of subdivision 
plans and inspection of subdivision roadway construction. The Parks & Grounds Division is responsible 
for the maintenance of the Town's commons, parks and recreation areas. The Tree Division is 
responsible for the Town's public shade and ornamental trees and maintenance of the trees on the Town 
Common. The Public Works Department is also responsible fo-r the operation of the Town's water 
supply, distribution, treatment systems, septic pumping stations, the sanitary sewer collection systems 
and the septic disposal station. These responsibilities are assumed by the Water & Sewer Department. 
The Department operates two water treatment plants in accordance with regulations established by the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the federal 
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In addition, the Public Works Department operates a curbside recycling program for many household 
items, maintains a composting center for brush and leaf disposal and oversees a contract for residential 
solid waste collection. 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT 

Superintendent - George W. Hooper. II - 978 - 658-3017 or 978 - 658-8124 

The Public Buildings Department is responsible for approximately 714,000 square feet of building space. 
The department provides custodial services for all school buildings and most of the general government 
buildings. In addition to the custodial services, the department repairs and maintains all of the Town's 
municipal buildings. Public Buildings provides for the complete set-up at all Town elections and the 
annual and special town meetings. 

HUMAN SERVICES 

Elderly Services Director - Theresa Marciello - 978 - 657-7595 

Wilmington Department of Elderly Services is committed to continuously advocating, promoting and 
providing services to Wilmington citizens 60 and over. These services contribute to the well-being of our 
seniors in the following ways: Information and Referral, Care Planning and Management, Health and 
Wellness Services, Transportation Service, Educational Programs, Counseling and Family Support 
Services, Financial and Health Insurance Counseling and Medical Advocacy. 

The Buzzell Senior Center has an environment that is not only inviting, but also safe and enjoyable for 
elderly residents to be able to communicate with their peers and participate in many daily classes and 
activities. 

Librarv Director - Christina A. Stewart - 978 - 658-2967 

The Wilmington Memorial Library has over 65,000 items including books and audio books, movies and 
music, games and software, newspapers and magazines. With a library card, residents can access 
authoritative databases, downloadable audio books and ebooks. The library is a member of the 
Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC), a system of 35 libraries with a common catalog 
providing access to more than 3 million items. Items owned by MVLC libraries may be requested for 
delivery to our library. The library has computer workstations with high speed Internet connection, 
Microsoft Office and black/white or color printing. Wireless access is available throughout the library. 
Scanners, copiers and a fax machine are also available. With supplemental support from the Friends of 
the Library, the library offers a variety of programming for all ages year round. The calendar of events 
can be found on the library's web site www.wilmlibrarv.org . 

Recreation Director - Deborah E. Cipriani - 978 - 658-4270 

The goal of the Wilmington Recreation Department is to offer high quality, relevant and affordable 
programs and services to the residents of Wilmington. We provide a variety of leisure services that are 
under constant review, with a focus on evolving offerings to keep pace with local demand and changing 
trends. We offer classes for all ages, sports and other programs to promote physical health and day and 
overnight trips to provide life-long education and entertainment. Our commitment is to excellence in our 
programming, presented with superior customer service. 

Veterans' Agent - Louis Cimaglia, IV - 978 - 694-2040 

The Veterans' Agent administers a State public assistance program for veterans and their dependents 
who qualify. Financial aid which, is reimbursed in a large part by the Commonwealth, is rendered in 
the form of cash grants to cover such items as living expenses and medical bills. The Veteran's Agent 
also offers assistance in applying for pensions and other programs administered by the United States 
Veterans Administration. 



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Boards, Committees & Commissions 
Meeting Dates & Times 



Board, Committee, Commission 

APPEALS, BOARD OF 
ARTS, COUNCIL FOR THE 
ASSESSORS, BOARD OF 
CARTER LECTURE FUND 
CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS 
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 
CONSERVATION COMMISSION 
DISABILITIES, WILMINGTON COMM 
ELDERLY SERVICES COMMISSION 
FINANCE COMMITTEE 
HEALTH, BOARD OF 
HISTORICAL COMMISSION 
HOUSING AUTHORITY 
HOUSING PARTNERSHIP 
LIBRARY TRUSTEES 
OPEN SPACE AND RECREATION 
PERMANENT BUILDING COMM. 
PLANNING BOARD 
RECREATION COMMISSION 
REG. VOC./TECH. SCHOOL COMM. 
REGISTRARS, BOARD OF 
SCHOOL COMMITTEE 
SELECTMEN, BOARD OF 
WATER & SEWER COMMISSION 



Date 


Room 


Building 


Time 


2nd Wednesday 


9 


Town Hall 


7:00 p.m 


jST Wednesday 




Arts Center 


7:00 p.m 


2ND Thursday 


2 


Town Hall 


9:00 a.m. 


As Needed 








As Needed 








4™ Monday 


9 


Town Hall 


9:30 a.m. 


1ST & 3RD Wednesday 


9 


Town Hall 


7:00 p.m. 


As Needed 








3RD Thursday 




Sr. Center 


1:30 p.m. 


2ND Tuesday 


9 


Town Hall 


7:00 p.m. 


1ST & 3RD Tuesday 


9 


Town Hall 


5:30 p.m. 


2ND Monday 




Harnden Tavern 


7:30 p.m. 


1ST Thursday 




Deming Way 


10:00 a.m. 


As Needed 




Town Hall 




3RD Tuesday 




Library 


7:00 p.m. 


As Needed 




Town Hall 




AS iNeeueu 




1 own riaii 


i .uu p.m . 


1ST & 3RD Tuesday 


9 


Town Hall 


7:30 p.m. 


1ST Thursday 


8 


Town Hall 


5:00 p.m. 


Monthly 




Shaw. Tech. 


7:30 p.m. 


1ST Monday 


12 


Town Hall 


12:00p.m. 


2ND & 4TH Wednesday 


LIB 


High School 


7:00 p.m. 


2ND & 4TH Monday 


9 


Town Hall 


7:00 p.m. 


3RD Thursday 


9 


Town Hall 


5:00 p.m. 



-171- 




STREET LOCATION LENGTH DATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Acorn Drive 


from 


Oakridge Circle thru cul-de-sac 


385 


1998 




Adams Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Parker Street 


2,915 


1908 




Adelaide Street 


from 


Church Street to Middlesex Avenue 


666 


1976 




Agostino Drive 


from 


Gandalf Way 


999 


1979 




Agostino Drive 


from 


Agostino Drive to end of cul-de-sac 


580 


1996 




Aldrich Road 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 


6,740 


1894 




AUgrove Lane 


from 


Woburn Street 


470 


1993 




Allgrove Lane 


from 


Allgrove Lane to dead-end 


430 


1996 




Allenhurst Way 


from 


Woburn Street 


1,161 


1994 




Allen Park Drive 


from 


Fairmont Avenue to Fairmont Avenue 


2,319 


1971 


1984 


Amherst Road 


from 


Shawsheen Ave. to end of cul-de-sac 


1,500 


1996 




Andover Street 


from 


Salem Street 


180 


1894 




Andover Street 


from 


Andover Line to beyond Woburn Street 


11,300 


1894 


1970 


Andrew Street 


from 


Aldrich Road to beyond Houghton Road 


400 


19o0 




Anthony Avenue 


from 


Salem Street to Catherine Avenue 


300 


1966 




Apache Way 


from 


Aldrich Road thru cul-de-sac 


1,675 


1998 




Apollo Drive 


from 


Charlotte Road to Draper Drive 


300 


1971 




Appletree Lane 


from 


Chestnut Street to Towpath Drive 


994 


1990 




Arlene Avenue 


from 


Salem Street to Ella Avenue 


3,754 


1966 


1978 


Ashwood Avenue 


from 


Andover Street thru cul-de-sac 


2,800 


1998 




Aspen Drive 


from 


Russell Road thru cul-de-sac 


320 


1999 




Auburn Avenue 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


755 


1945 




Avon Street 


from 


Avery Street thru cul-de-sac 


320 


1999 




Ayotte Street 


from 


Westdale Avenue to Crest Avenue 


240 


1947 




Bailey Road 


from 


Apache Way northeasterly to Bailey Rd. 


165 


1998 




Bailey Road 


from 


Aldrich Rd. southeasterly to Bailey Rd. 


538 


1999 




Baker Street 


from 


Brand Avenue to beyond Phillips Ave. 


684 


1945 




Baker Street 


from 


Existing Baker Street 


135 


2001 




Baland Road 


from 


Ballardvale Street 


540 


1972 




Ballardvale St. 


from 


Salem Street to Route 125 


965 


1894 




Ballardvale St. 


from 


Route 125 to Andover Line 


12,000 


1894 


1985 


Bancroft Street 


from 


Liberty Street 


400 


1952 




Barbara Avenue 


from 


Anthony Avenue to Dorothy Avenue 


850 


1966 




Beacon Street 


from 


Church Street to Belmont Avenue 


970 


1915 




Beech Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Byron Street 


1,005 


1947 




Beeching Avenue 


from 


Cunningham Street to Faulkner Avenue 


440 


1959 




Belmont Avenue 


from 


Columbia Street to State Street 


980 


1933 




Benson Road 


from 


Radcliff Road to Tewksbury Line 


616 


1971 




Biggar Avenue 


from 


Salem Street to Ring Avenue 


1,282 


1975 




Birch Road 


from 


Birch Rd. easterly thru cul-de-sac 


345 


1999 




Birchwood Road 


from 


Shady Lane Drive 


1,197 


1952 




Birchwood Road 


from 


Judith Road 


400 


1953 




Blanchard Road 


from 


Kendall Road 


625 


1989 




Blueberry Lane 


from 


Ashwood Avenue thru cul-de-sac 


1,600 


1998 




Boutwell Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Aldrich Road 


4,144 


1894 


1960 


Brand Avenue 


from 


Bridge Lane 


510 


1933 


1943 


Brand Avenue 


from 


Baker Street to beyond Wisser Street 


950 


1933 


1943 


Brattle Street 


from 


Massachusetts Avenue to Garden Ave. 


1,066 


1945 




Brentwood Avenue 


from 


Woburn Street to Woodside Avenue 


1,017 


1938 




Bridge Lane 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


455 


1894 




Bridge Lane 


from 


Main Street to beyond Brand Avenue 


754 


1894 





-172- 



STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTH 



DATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Broad Street 


from King Street 


1,377 


1954 


Burlington Avenue 


from Main Street to Burlington Line 


8,588 


1894 


Burnap Street 


from Grove Avenue 


1,145 


1953 


Burnap Street 


from Winchell Road 


484 


1945 


Burt Road 


from Cedar Street to beyond Water Street 


1,653 


1945 


Butters Row 


from Main Street to Chestnut Street 


3,577 


1894 


Buzzell Drive 


from Draper Drive to Evans Drive 


600 


1971 


banal btreet 


from Shawsheen Avenue to Burt Road 






Carolyn Road 


from North Street to Marcia Road 




lybU 


Carson Avenue 


from Marie Drive to beyond Hathaway Road 


1 m T 
1,01 1 


1 1 

19d1 


Carter Lane 


from Shawsheen Ave to beyond Norfolk Ave. 


1 /111 
1,41 i 


lyo / 


Castle Drive 


from Burlington Ave left to Burlington Ave 


l,oZt) 


1 QQ7 

lyy / 


Catherine Avenue 


from Anthony Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


1,UUU 


lybb 


Cedar Street 


from Burt Road to Harris Street 


DO / 


iy4D 


Cedar Crest Road 


from Pinewood Road to Judith Road 


1, lUU 


lybo 


Central Street 


from Church Street to Middlesex Avenue 


□ OZ 


lyou 


unanaler rCoad 


from Adams Street to Kelley Road 


4UU 




Chapman Avenue 


from Hathaway Road to Sheridan Road 


1,0 /□ 


lyo 1 


unariotte rtoau 


from Gunderson Rd. to beyond Apollo Dr. 


ooy 


1 Q7 1 

ly / 1 


Chase Road 


from Hathaway Road 


/ 


lyoo 


Cherokee Lane 


from Woburn St easterly thru cul-de-sac 


OlZ 


1 OQO 

lyyy 


Chestnut Street 


from Burlington Avenue to Woburn Line 


11/1 fin 
1 l,4oU 


1 CQ/l 

ioy4 


Chisholm Way 


from Mink Run to end of cul-de-sac 


4Z / 


ZUUo 


Church Street 


from Main Street to Middlesex Avenue 


A 9fip; 

4,^00 


ioy4 


Ulark otreet 


from Main Street to Church Street 


o A in 


ioy4 


Clorinda Road 


from Agostino Drive 


887 
Oo ( 


1 Q7Q 


Colonial Drive 


from Middlesex Avenue thru cul-de-sac 


o 1 O 


1 QQ7 

lyy / 


Cochrane Road 


from Forest Street to Wabash Road 


oUU 


1 Q/l 7 

iy4 / 


Columbia Street 


from Church St. to beyond Belmont Avenue 


1 1 i^n 
1, lOU 


1 onfi 
lyuo 


Concord Street 


from Federal Street to North Reading Line 


0,0Uo 


1 fiQ/l 

ioy4 


Congress Street 


from Forest Street to Burlington Line 


Q77 
VII 


1 QOQ 

ly^y 


Cook Avenue 


from Main Street 


old 


iy4b 


Coolidge Road 


from Hathaway Road 


A IV 


lyoi 


Corey Avenue 


from Canal Street to Grand Street 


ODD 


lyoi 


Cornell Place 


from Fordham Road 


7/17 
/4 / 


lyoz 


Cottage Street 


from Main Street 


927 


1954 


Cottonwood Circle 


from Blueberry Lane thru cul-de-sac 


280 


1998 


Crest Avenue 


from Ayotte Street 


558 


1947 


Cross Street 


from Main Street to Lowell Street 


697 


1894 


Crystal Road 


from Woburn Street to end of cul-de-sac 


895 


1996 


Cunningham St. 


from Salem Street to Beeching Avenue 


2,447 


1944 


Cushing Drive 


from Shawsheen Avenue 


990 


1993 


Cypress Street 


from Glen Road 


260 


1951 


Dadant Drive 


irom North btreet to JNortn btreet 


l,7bU 


1964 


Davis Road 


from Main Street 


oUU 


lyoz 


Dayton Road 


from Hathaway Road 


1 lU 


1 Qf^ 1 

lyoi 


Dell Drive 


from Burlington Avenue 


1 7QA 




Dexter Street 


from Main Street 


480 


1979 


Dobson Street 


from Glen Road to beyond Garden Avetiue 


1,402 


1954 


Dogwood Lane 


from Blueberry Lane to Ashwood Avenue 


550 


1997 


Dorchester Street 


from Billerica Line 


1,214 


1951 


Dorothy Avenue 


from Arlene Avenue to Barbara Avenue 


1,490 


1960 


Douglas Avenue 


from Palmer Way 


1,017 


1989 


Draper Drive 


from Gunderson Road to Evans Drive 


1,560 


1959 



1946 



1971 



1971 



-173- 



STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTH DATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Drury Lane 


from 


Glen Road to School Street 


633 


1963 


Dublin Avenue 


from 


Main Street 


500 


1951 


Dunton Road 


from 


Nassau Avenue 


649 


1956 


Eames Street 


from 


Mam Street to Woburn Street 


3,200 


1894 


Earles Row 


from 


Route 62 


820 


1994 


Edward Road 


n 

irom 


horest Street to beyond Baldwin Kd. 


450 


1947 


Elizabeth Drive 


from 


Butters Row thru cul-de-sac 


1,348 


1999 


Ella Avenue 


from 


Arlene Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


1,043 


1978 


Elwood Road 


from 


Forest Street 


642 


1968 


Emerson Street 


n 

irom 


V aulkner Avenue to Oakwood Road 


590 


1951 


Emerald Avenue 


n 

irom 


Andover St. westerly thru cul-de-sac 


400 


2000 


Englewood Drive 


n 

irom 


XT' 1 T~\ 

Kenwood Drive 


455 


1971 


Evans Drive 


r 

irom 


Gunderson Road to Draper Drive 


2,071 


1971 


Everett Avenue 


from 


r aulkner Avenue to Cunningham Street 


480 


1979 


Fairfield Road 


irom 


Main Street 


1,299 


1946 


Fairmeadow Road 


from 


XT" 1 1 A. A. i. XT* 1 1 Oj_ J- 

Nichols Street to Nichols Street 


2,328 


1958 


Fairmont Avenue 


from 


Molloy Road 


952 


1971 


Fairview Avenue 


p 

irom 


State Street 


648 


1933 


Faneuil Drive 


from 


XyT A j1 ITT lA 

Mass. Avenue to beyond Harvard Avenue 


790 


1950 


Faulkner Avenue 


from 


Glen Road to Jacobs Street 


1,946 


1944 


Faulkner Avenue 


irom 


r aulkner Ave northeasterly to dead end 


125 


1999 


Fay Street 


c 

irom 


1 n 1 A. /"I 1 A 

Glen Road to Garden Avenue 


714 


1938 


Federal Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


5,740 


1894 


Fenway Street 


from 


X~\ 1 1 - T> 1 . 1 /* 11 

Rollins Rd to end oi cul-de-sac 


375 


2004 


Ferguson Road 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


1,073 


1967 


Fernbanks Road 


from 


X jT ' 1 1 T~> 1 J If 1 J 

Mill Road to end oi cul-de-sac 


550 


1996 


Flagstaff Road 


from 


Nichols Street 


587 


1989 


Fletcher Lane 


from 


T7""l lOi A. A. If n 1 

Kilmarnock Street to Morgan Road 


792 


1977 


Floradale Avenue 


from 


Burlington Avenue 


627 


1970 


Flynn Way 


from 


Federal Street to end of cul-de-sac 


680 


1996 


Foley Farm Road 


from 


Kilmarnock Street to end of cul-de-sac 


363 


2004 


Fordham Road 


from 


North Reading Line 


3,714 


1971 


Forest Street 


r 

irom 


Burlington Avenue to Aldrich Road 


4,100 


1894 


Fox Run Drive 


from 


T T ■ 1 O 1 A. 

High Street 


975 


1989 


Franklin Avenue 


from 


Arlene Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


739 


1978 


Frederick Drive 


from 


Salem Street 


1,070 


1966 


Freeport Drive 


from 


Park Street to Lucaya Circle 


2,086 


1979 


Gandalf Way 


from 


Glen Road to Agostino Drive 


549 


1979 


Gatehouse Lane 


from 


Towpath Road 


380 


1994 


Gearty Street 


from 


Ring Avenue 


627 


1989 


Glen Road 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Main Street 


6,870 


1894 


Glendale Circle 


from 


Glen Road to Lawrence Street 


1,304 


1952 


Glenview Road 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 


365 


1959 


Gloria Way 


from 


Broad Street 


770 


1989 


Gowing Road 


from 


1 r~1 j_ j_ j_ XT T*> 1 

Park Street to Marcus Road 


941 


1956 


Grace Drive 


from 


Shawsheen Ave. to beyond Melody Lane 


2,514 


1966 


Grand Avenue 


from 


Corey Avenue 


815 


1952 


Grant Street 


from 


Federal Street 


780 


1943 


Great Neck Drive 


from 


Woburn Street 


536 


1989 


Grove Avenue 


from 


Main Street to Lake Street 


4,147 


1910 


Grove Street 


from 


Reading Line 


120 


1957 


Gunderson Road 


from 


Marie Drive to beyond Evans Drive 


1,506 


1959 



-174- 



STREET 


LOCATION 


LENGTH 


DATE(S) ACCEPTED 


\-A o m 1 1 n 1 o t~i 


11 u ill J^dwidi^c oi/XCtrt 




1962 






ndnovt;! otrccL 


11 U 111 r\tldlltlC rWcllUc 


O t '-X 


1988 






ndnsun rvudu. 


11 Ulll VV UULlltlllLl IVUctU 


ooo 


1969 






naruin otrceL 


llUlll rvltlllCll IVUdU. tU Udt|Ull.ll IvUdU. 


d9f< 


1951 






ridrnucii otitJcL 


llUlll iVldlll OtlCCt LfJ vJlCll IVUdU. 


uuu 


1895 






ndroiu. rWcnuc 


Tv*r\im Q n o tx7 g n oon A ^7011 no irx rtociri vool" 
llUIll Olid W ollctrll rTVcllUc LU IVccU. OLlt-"U 


1 , O 1 ^ 


1971 






narris oLreeL 


lIUIll 1_> Ul llllg LUll xAVcllLlt: tU V-zcUdl OLICC^L 


OUD 


1945 






nctrvdiu. /wciiut: 


llUlll iVldlll OtltJtTL tU iVlVCl OLlCCU 


'lOU 


1951 






ncitiid.wdy rvOdti 


llUlll VVUULllli OLlCCt tU lliVdllto i-/llVc 




1951 


1953 


1959 


nawLiiorne ivodu 


ilUlIl VVUUUlll OLlctft 




1956 








TvoTYi n vooT^nvt ilT'T\7fi 'f'o Movtri R H 1 n CT T ,ino 

llUlll 1 lt;C|JUlt L/llVC LU iNUlLll lVt:;clU.lilg Ljlllt- 




1979 






Henry L. Drive 


from Woburn Street 


651 


1993 






High Street 


from Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


3,585 


1894 






riiiioiu.c vv ciy 


llUlll wliCo Ull U L O Ll L ViKJ Lll lliig LUll i-JJ.iXC 




1914 






Hilltop Road 


from Suncrest Avenue 


364 


1959 






Hobson Avenue 


from Pine Avenue to beyond Wisser Street 


1,560 


1945 


1951 


1952 


nupKinb oLrccL 


TVOTYl ^nOTX70nOOT* A\70K1110 Hi 1 1 T*l Q 1 inO 

IXUlll Olid W ollctfll rWcliLlc UU OllltJllCd l^lllt: 


0,\J0 i. 


1894 


1972 


1975 


I— I /^ii<Tn4"^i^ n o /I 

nuugnLon rvudu. 


tVotV^ Tv H €J 1 1 Q't" VOO'l' i"0 A T» H VO\X7 + 

llUlll XYt-llU.dll OLlCt-t tU rA.llLllcW OtlccL 


1 709 


1985 






inQUoLrid.! Way 


11 Ulll VVUUU.111 OLlctrt tU VVcoL Otl t?t:L 




1974 






loctUciid VV ay 


TmYY\ vA/oct" St foot 
11 Ulll VVcoL OLlCCt 


ooo 


2001 






Jaquith Road 


from Shawsheen Avenue 


1,398 


1938 


1949 


1951 


utrXc IvUdU. 


tVotYI n Q 1 T*Tn O Q H 0\!17 T? OQ n t O n Q 1 fTYl Q O fWXf R O Q H 
llUlll 1 dll lUC'dU.U W iVUdLl LU 1 dlllllCdLlUW IVUdU 


1 948 


1968 








tVoty* n Q m o c Si tvoot 
ilUlll J-idlllC/O OLlcrtrt 




1985 








irUlIl vJltill rvUdU. 


717 


1940 






OUllopiil iVUdtl 


llUlll /TllLlUVt!l OtlccL 




1993 






O UUiLil A-UdU. 


llUlll v^tJUdi vyicbt rvudu. LU H/iidiwuuu. rvUdU 


400 


1953 






\C aiiYx \A/o\7 
J\dJ ill VV ay 


llUlll VVUUUlll OLlcct 


rtOO 


1989 






lYciicy rvudu. 


TT»OTV» 1 rionolov Rooo 
llUlll V-'lldllLllcl rV-UdU. 


Q9'^ 


1957 






Kendall Street 


from Aldrich Road to Blanchard Road 


1,420 


1945 






Kenwood Avenue 


from Woburn St. to beyond Englewood Dr. 


1,725 


1970 


1971 




xvicrndn rWcnuc 


T'v»^'»v^ 1 r 1 1 ^" '^"/"v r^<i»T r/^>^ n M o I q f> V< o 

irom Ljoweii otreet lo Deyono. iNdpics xvudu 




1958 






XVlillldl llUv^iV OtlccL 


tvo TYl Wl O O t ^ t Y*Q Qt to OOTTOn^ OVfTO M R O O ri 

irum vvcbL otrccL tu ucyunu iviuigdii ixudu. 


1 840 


1894 






iVlll^ Oticct 


Tvorvi lilon Rooo to T^voori ^tvoot 

llUlll \jricii rvUdti uu JDiudu oticcu 


9 400 


1940 


1945 




xving oLreet jlxl. 


irom ^jrien ivOdQ 


487 


1979 






iAJ.1 IV OLlccL 


irum ividin oLrt?cL 


'^7'=i 
O 1 o 


1951 






J-iCXiVC ObXCCU 


TT*om l\A Q 1 T\ >1 tvoot to S ri cj \X7 o ri oon A ^701^1 10 
IXUlll iVXdXXX OLXCcrL LU Olid W ollCCXl xiVcXXUlt. 


0,000 


1894 






T ,Qnor Sll'T'ciO'i" 
Ijdllg Otlcct 


llUlll OdllClUlL OLltJcL 


40Q 


1952 






ijdurei /wenue 


irom X arKcr OLreei to ivioiioy ixOdU 


DOC7 


1950 






T .Q\X7T*onr»Ci i^r\nv^' 


llUlll XjdWlcUCt; OLlctJL 


798 

/ ^0 


1956 






1 OT17VCin/^£i Wf'VClQ t' 


irum vjricn rvodQ. to ondciy i_/dnG urive 


4 01 


1956 






J_jCClgt?WOOQ JLvOdU 


irom ouncresi rivenue 


000 


1959 






ijcxingLon oX-rcct 


irom v^unningndm ot. to iviorningsiue ut. 


714 


1974 






juiuerLy oLreet 


from Federal Street 




1943 








TTOm r pHpVPiI SltTPPt 
XIUXXX X C7U.CX dX OLXC^C^L 


720 

f ^U 


1943 






Linda Road 


from High Street to beyond Pineridge Road 


1,760 


1950 






Lloyd Road 


from Main Street 


1,050 


1951 






Lockwood Road 


from Ballardvale Street 


977 


1957 






Longview Road 


from Middlesex Avenue 


650 


1959 






Lorin Drive 


from Swain Road 


560 


1992 






Loumac Road 


from Drury Lane 


510 


1963 







-175- 



STREET 




LOCATION 


LENGTH 


DATE(S) ACCEPTED 


Lowell Street 


from 


Main Street to Reading Line 


10,152 


1 QCkA 

1094 


ly/o 


Lowell St. Park 


from 


Lowell Street 


580 


1 OAQ 




Lucaya Circle 


from 


Heather Drive to Freeport Drive 


2,469 


ly /y 




Mackey Road 


from 


Federal Street 


250 






Magazine Road 


from 


Wisser Street 


320 


1 OTi 
Li) 1 o 




Magazine Street 


from 


Taplin Avenue 


190 


ly /d 




Main Street 


from 


Tewksbury Line to Woburn Line 


21,387 


1 QCkA 




Manning Street 


from 


Aldrich Road to Moore Street 


970 


ZUUZ 




Marcia Road 


from 


North Street to beyond Carolyn Rd. 


2,806 


lybz 


1 Q'7 1 

ly / 1 


Marcus Road 


from 


Gowing Road 


2,315 


iybo 




Marie Drive 


from 


Woburn St. to beyond Gunderson Road 


1,525 


lybi 


ivbb 


Marion Street 


from 


Burlington Ave. to beyond Clifton St. 


1,876 


iy4o 




Marion Street 


from 


Marion St. westerly to Marion St. 


975 


1 one 




Marion Street 


from 


Marion St. southeasterly to Marion St. 


1,133 


O AAA 

zUUU 




Marion Street 


from 


Marion St. southerly an additional 


950 


ZUUi 




Marjorie Road 


from 


Main Street 


1,392 


1951 




Massachusetts Ave. 


from 


Main Street to beyond Brattle St. 


810 


1945 




McDonald Road 


from 


Salem Street 


2,621 


^C\AA 

iy44 




Meadow Lane 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 


364 


1 QKT 

lyo / 




Meadow Lane 


from 


Meadow Lane thru cul-de-sac 


115 


lyy / 




Melody Lane 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Grace Drive 


245 


lybb 




Meadow Brook Rd. 


from 


Factory Rd. southeasterly 


204 


onm 
ZUUl 




Middlesex Avenue 


from 


Main Street to Salem Street 


12,140 






Miles Street 


from 


Main Street to Hobson Avenue 


380 


1 OA Ci 

iy4D 




Miller Road 


from 


Glen Road 


638 


1945 




Molloy Road 


from 


Lowell Street 


988 


2001 




Moore Street 


from 


Shawsheen Ave to beyond Wedgewood Ave 


1,528 


lyb / 




Moore Street 


from 


Existing Moore Street 


630 


ZUUl 




Morgan Road 


from 


Kilmarnock Street 


653 


ly / / 




Morningside Drive 


from 


Lexington Street to Fairfield Road 


693 


ly / 4 




Morse Avenue 


from 


Woburn Street to beyond Lawn Street 


1,360 


lyjy 




Mystic Avenue 


from 


Middlesex Avenue 


1,298 


1 AAO 


1 AO Q 


Nassau Avenue 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Dunton Road 


1,566 


1 CkAC 

iy4b 




Nathan Road 


from 


Senpek Road 


1,057 


1 Ol 1 

ly / i 




Navain Drive 


from 


Chestnut Street thru cul-de-sac 


585 


ZUUb 




Nelson Way 


from 


High Street thru cul-de-sac 


800 


2002 




Nichols Street 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 


3,801 


1894 




Nickerson Avenue 


from 


West Street 


953 


iy4 / 




NnyTolK Avpniip 


from 


Cpirtpv T^anp to Nfic;.Q^!i] Aveniip 


537 


iyo4 




North Street 


from 


MidHlp^px Avpnup tn Marcia Road 


3,515 


1 OA 




N. Washington Ave. 


from 


Agostino Drive 


858 


1 QTO 

ly /y 






from 


Stnnphpdep Drive thru cul-de-sac 


480 


lyy / 






from 




214 


1 A£? C 

lybD 




Oak Street 


from 


Salem Street 


355 


1951 




Oakdale Road 


from 


Short Street to Judith Road 


2.301 


1950 




Oakridge Circle 


from 


Gowing Road to Gowing Road 


1,730 


1958 




Oakwood Road 


from 


Main Street to beyond Emerson Street 


800 


1946 




Olson Street 


from 


Church Street 


122 


1957 




Oxbow Drive 


from 


Woburn Street 


1,751 


1994 





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STREET 


LOCATION 


Palmer Way 


from Middlesex Avenue 


Park Street 


from Woburn Street to No. Reading Line 


Parker Street 


from Lowell Street to Blackstone Street 


Patches Pond Lane 


from Chestnut Street to a dead end 


Patricia Circle 


from Dell Drive 


Pershing Street 


from Federal Street 


Phillips Avenue 


from Wild Avenue to beyond Baker Street 


Pilcher Drive 


from the end of Gearty Street 


Pilling Road 


from Hathaway Road 


Pine Avenue 


from Main Street to Hobson Avenue 


Pineridge Road 


from North Street to Linda Road 


Pineview Road 


from Cobalt Street to Adelman Road 


Pinewood Road 


from Shady Lane Drive to Oakdale Road 


Plpaciflnt Rnad 


from Middlesex Avenue to Linda Road 


Powder House Cir. 


from Middlesex Avenue 


Presidential Dr. 


from Boutwell Street 


Presidential Dr. 


from Presidential Drive thru cul-de-sac 


Progress Way 


from Industrial Way 


Quail Run 


irom Woburn btreet 


Radcliff Road 


from South Street to Benson Road 


Railroad Avenue 


from Clark Street 


Reading Avenue 


from Oakwood Road 


Reading Avenue 


from Faulkner Ave northwesterly to dead-end 


Redwood Terrace 


from Kenwood Avenue 


Reed Street 


from Shawsheen Ave. to beyond Harold Ave. 


Research Drive 


from Ballardvale Street 


Richmond Street 


from Main Street to Shawsheen Avenue 


Ridge Road 


from Suncrest Avenue 


Ring Avenue 


from Salem Street to Biggar Avenue 


River btreet 


r TV T i-i A A T T 1 A 

irom Massachusetts Avenue to Harvard Ave. 


Roberts Road 


from Burlington Ave. to Burlington Ave. 


Rollins Road 


from Marion Street to Fenway Street 


Roosevelt Road 


from Boutwell Street to Swain Road 


Route 62 


from Middlesex Avenue to Salem Street 


Royal Street 


from Salem Street 


Sachem Circle 


from Elizabeth Drive thru cul-de-sac 


Salem Street 


from Tewksbury Line to beyond Ballardvale Street 


Salem Street 


from No. Reading Line to beyond Woburn St. 


Sarafina's Way 


from Hopkins St. thru cul-de-sac 


Scaltrito Drive 


from Salem Street 


School Street 


from Middlesex Ave. to beyond Drury Lane 


Seneca Lane 


from Tacoma Drive to Tacoma Drive 


Seneca Lane 


fr )m Tacoma Drive to end of cul-de-sac 


Senpek Road 


from Wildwood Street to Nathan Road 


Sequoia Drive 


from Cherokee Lane to end of cul-de-sac 


Serenoa Lane 


from Woburn St. westerly thru cul-de-sac 


Sewell Road 


from Hathaway Road 


Shady Lane Drive 


from Middlesex Ave. to Lawrence Street 


Shawsheen Avenue 


from beyond Richmond St. to Billerica Ln. 


Sherburn Place 


from Shawsheen Avenue 


Sheridan Road 


from Woburn Street to Hathaway Road 


Sherwood Road 


from Forest Street to Cochrane Road 


Silver Lake Ave. 


from Lake Street to Dexter Street 



LENGTHDATE(S) ACCEPTED 

1,437 1989 

4,180 1895 

2,000 1919 

1,185 1990 

595 1958 

720 1943 

1,519 1946 1954 1981 

410 1989 

954 1959 

380 1945 

914 1960 

450 1953 

1,364 1954 

750 1962 

710 1954 

826 1977 

768 1998 

630 1974 

500 1992 

355 1971 

650 1909 

215 1979 

160 1997 

645 1970 

1,090 1971 

1,817 1989 

1,800 1973 

365 1956 

1,150 1975 

453 1962 

1,861 1967 

200 1954 

1,980 1946 

3,343 1958 

1,043 1951 

520 2005 

8,895 1894 

6,475 1894 

450 1995 

785 1974 

1,139 1915 1963 

1,065 2002 

530 2004 

280 1971 

1,152 2008 

600 1999 

300 1955 

2,904 1950 1958 

11,845 1894 

723 1975 

1,021 1951 1971 

445 1971 

455 1954 



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STRF.KT 


T nPATTOM 


Somerset Place 


from Mystic Avenue easterly thru cul-de-sac 


Sparhawk Drive 


from Park Street to Heather Drive 


OpX UCtWUULl IVUdtl 


11 uiii oiiauy italic urivc 


State Street 


from Belmont Avenue to Fairview Avenue 


Stonehedge Drive 


from Castle Dr. northerly thru cul-de-sac 


Strout Avenue 


from Lowell Street 


Suncrest Avenue 


from West Street to Ledgewood Road 


Swain Road 


from Burlington Avenue to Forest Street 


Taft Road 


from Boutwell Street to Swain Road 


Taplin Avenue 


from Wisser Street 


Taplin Avenue 


from Baker Street 


Temple Street 


from Church Street 


Thrush Road 


from Salem Street to Marie Drive 


Thurston Avenue 


from Church Street to beyond Kidder Place 


Tomahawk Drive 


from Aldrich Road 


iUWpcltll LJLlVKi 


11 UIII 1 (JWpd.LIl UlIVc tU a UcdU. cIlU. 


Towpath Drive 


from Chestnut Street to Towpath Drive 


Towpath Drive 


from Towpath Drive 


iUWpclLIl LJlLvKi 


irom 1 uwpdLn urive lo jjutX/crs xvow 


Tracy Circle 


from Woburn Street 


Truman Road 


from Hathaway Road 


TlTTnaTTipn L^tvppl" 


fVnTTi >i?ilpTYi Sifyppl" fn AnnAVPT S^tvpp't" 

11 L/ 111 kJ/uldll kjLlCCL LU rillU-UVd Ol/lCCU 


Upton Court 


from Andover Street 


Valyn Lane 


from Salem Street 


Veranda Avenue 


from Main Street 


Virginia Road 


from No. Reading Line to No. Reading Line 


Wakefield Avenue 


from Buckingham St. easterly to dead end 


Walker Street 


from Main Street 


Warren Road 


from Wightman Road to Tewksbury Line 


Washington Avenue 


from Clark Street to Stone Street 


Webber Street 


from Burlington Avenue 


Wedgewood Avenue 


from Moore Street 


Wedgewood Avenue 


from Wedgewood Ave. southeast thru cul-de-sac 


West Street 


from Woburn Street to Reading Line 


Westdale Avenue 


from West Street 


Wicks Circle 


from Everett Avenue 


Wightman Road 


from Warren Road to Tewksbury Line 


Wild Avenue 


from Grove Avenue 


Wildwood Street 


from Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


Williams Avenue 


from Main Street 


Wilson Street 


from Federal Street 


Wilton Drive 


from Shawsheen Avenue 


Winchell Road 


from Grove Avenue to Burnap Street 


Wing Road 


from Woburn Street 


Wisser Street 


from Main Street to Brand Avenue 


Woburn Street 


from Andover Street to Woburn Line 


Woodland Road 


from Lowell Street 



LENGTHDATE(S) ACCEPTED 

878 2000 

361 1979 

690 1952 

315 1933 

1,400 1997 

908 1955 

1,246 1954 

2,290 1922 1929 

1,986 1938 

461 1946 

900 1946 

214 1911 

400 1961 

623 1907 

575 1989 

463 1990 

914 1990 

870 1993 

886 1996 

675 1992 

300 1953 

470 1958 

500 1894 

608 1989 

847 1916 

1,105 1954 

355 1999 

423 1958 

97 1954 

1,650 1920 

677 1969 

476 1967 

75 1997 

8,372 1894 1978 

1,211 1942 

533 1971 

239 1954 

1,050 1910 

5,290 1894 

706 1940 

760 1943 

1,151 1966 

193 1945 

746 1958 

1,146 1950 

23,122 1894 1978 

1,174 1969 



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667-2111 




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657-4066 




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888 - 


633-4266 




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800 - 


548-8000 




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508- 


393-3055 




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781 - 


944-1340 




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800 - 


249-2007 




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